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Manipur-Nagaland ron namak jiu kadimai pabam pakhiangnasi paki-ki, pabam bamlam jon tad bambo wang ga aliu Liangmai nahdung di param-ram, paki ki chamai keng kha tadmibo nitkat khatdi haibo nitkak-ki ga wang ja bam kam mide.

Manipur mainahdung

Source: The Sangai Express
As many States ramp up efforts to bring back stranded natives from cities across the country, 43 more have been brought back to Manipur today. Stranded in Guwahati due to the lockdown because of coronavirus outbreak, all 43 belong to Sagolband Assembly Constituency and they are being kept at the IIIT (Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur) quarantine centre at Mantripukhri.

They had started their journey from Guwahati by bus at around 3.10 pm yesterday and reached Imphal at around 3 pm today.

They were screened for coronavirus symptoms at Mao, after which they were brought at the IIIT Mantripukhri quarantine centre.

It may be noted that the evacuation was organised by Sagolband Constituency Progressive Committee (SCPC) under the aegis of local MLA RK Imo Singh. Two buses were sent to evacuate the 43 after getting required permits.

Meanwhile, work is on to set up a quarantine centre at Johnstone Higher Secondary School, Imphal.

Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) staff are engaged with the task of setting up the centre.

It will be handed over to Government once completed, said sources.

On the other hand, 22 healthcare workers including nurses from Manipur who are working in Kolkata have reached Dimapur on their own.

Source in the Health Department said that they may reach Mao late night today or early Friday.

The 22 individuals are working in 5 different private hospitals in Kolkata.

As West Bengal is among the coronavirus hit States, they will be quarantined on arrival.

They will be tested for COVID-19 and quarantined at State TB Hospital, said the source.

On preparedness of the two largest hospitals in the State, RIMS has 15 COVID-19 dedicated ventilators while JNIMS has 7 . There is also 4 reserved ventilators.

All district hospitals are also equipped with ventilators.

Hill district hospitals have two ventilators each, said the source.

At present, the State has 1,65,504 triple layered masks, 6,435 N-95 masks, 20,870 hand gloves, 10,792 hand sanitisers, 81 non-contact thermometers, 6,217 PPEs, the source added.

Meanwhile, MLA Khurai Assembly Constituency, L Susindro flagged off one bus from North AOC today to bring back 20 stuck at Guwahati due to the lockdown.

Speaking to reporters on the sideline, L Susindro said that a website-www.tengbangkhurai.in was set up to reach out to stranded people from Khurai recently.

The 20 individuals had registered themselves on the site and sought evacuation, he said.

As per the website, there is a total of 441 from the Constituency stranded in various cities, he said adding Rs 1,000 each will be deposited on their bank accounts to help them financially.

The 20 individuals to be evacuated will also be provided Rs 1,000 each, he said adding they will undergo all necessary quarantine measures as laid down by the Health Department and Government.

Chingkhei Ching Residential School will be converted into a quarantine centre for Khurai AC and all required facilities will be installed in the centre, he said.

Nagaland - Inter-district movement of stranded citizens start

Morung Express

The journey home for 2,434 citizens in Nagaland began on May 7, as the first batch of inter-district passengers headed to their home districts. 106 buses were employed into service to facilitate their travel.

The movement will continue till May 9.

Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha informed that the entire exercise is being supervised by the Empowered Group headed by the Additional Chief Secretary and Finance Commissioner.

In Kohima, 1,109 stranded persons were transported in 38 buses to their respective districts. 12 buses went to Mon, 5 buses to Tobu (Tuensang), 8 buses to Tuensang, 3 buses to Mokokchung, 3 buses to Wokha and 7 buses to Dimapur.

From Kohima, 311 passengers were transported to Mon via Assam, 209 passengers to Tobu via Tuensang, 250 passengers to Longkhim HQ and Tuensang HQ, 90 passengers to Mokokchung, 76 passengers to Wokha and 173 passengers to Dimapur.

400 private vehicles in the State capital have been issued one way permits to enable the stranded persons to return to their respective districts.

Kohima Additional Deputy Commissioner, Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa informed that a total of 6,688 persons in Kohima have submitted their names to go to their respective districts.

Alongside the requisitioned buses, 400 passes have been issued to those stranded persons to go to their respective districts in their own vehicles. This is subject to one way traffic permission.

Nagaland Housing & Mechanical Minister, Tongpang Ozükum, who is Minister in- charge of Task Force Kohima district on COVID-19 along with Kohima DC, Gregory Thejawelie and other officials also inspected the facilitation centre at Kohima Local Ground.

In Dimapur, a total of 1,311 people were able to ride back home. Fifty two buses, both state-run NST and private, were pressed into service to ferry the stranded citizens.

The take off point was at the Badminton Stadium, which also acts as the facilitation centre in the district.

Out of the 1,311 persons who managed to get their tickets back home, Mon district recorded the highest number with 310 people evenly distributed in 10 buses.

The government is bearing all the journey expenses of these stranded people.

The exercise will continue for another two days. However, some have expressed apprehension that given the large number of stranded locals in Dimapur waiting to go back to their home districts, the 3-day exercise might not be enough.

Meanwhile 5 buses were pressed into action in Mokokchung. Of this, 3 buses went to Mon, one to Dimapur and one to Tuensang.

A report from the DIPR, Mokokchung informed that pastors of Mokokchung Town Baptist Church (MTBA) reached the NST station and prayed for the passengers for their safe journey. The pastors along with the church workers also handed over lunch packages to all the passengers.

In Kiphire, 44 persons headed to Kohima and Dimapur in four buses. Deputy Commissioner, Sarita Yadav along with her subordinate officers and the SP were present during the departure.

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