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Spl train with 26 stranded persons arrive Dmu

Spl train with 26 stranded persons arrive Dmu
Stranded passengers arrive from Delhi at Dimapur railway station, Thursday. (DIPR video grab)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, MAY 14 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/14/2020 12:35:00 PM IST

The first special train (Rajdhani Express) from New Delhi carrying 26 stranded persons arrived Dimapur railway station Thursday at around 4 a.m.

According to officials, 21 passengers were from Nagaland and the rest from Manipur. This was the first batch of stranded persons to return to Nagaland by train. All the passengers were screened at the station while those from Nagaland were taken to the quarantine centre at Agri Expo site, 4th Mile and the five passengers from Manipur left for their home state in a private vehicle from the station.

Meanwhile, a total of 221 Nagaland residents stranded in other parts of the Northeast returned to the state on Tuesday and Wednesday and have been placed under institutional quarantine in Dimapur, Agriculture Production Commissioner and Dimapur district in-charge for COVID-19, Kikheto Sema said. Of the 221 returnees, 31 reached the state on Tuesday and 190 arrived late on Wednesday night, he said. “The 221 returnees will be screened and if found asymptomatic, will be placed under three days institutional quarantine and then 14 days home isolation. “However, those returning in trains from any state will mandatorily be kept in quarantine centres for 14 days,” Kikheto told PTI.

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