As many as 1,500 citizens from Meghalaya who are stranded in other Northeast states have registered with the state government to return to the state, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said on May 1.
“The government has formed a dedicated team for citizens from the state who are stranded in other Northeast states,” he told reporters after a review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.
Tynsong said that the government will hold a meeting with traditional heads to work out an action plan once these persons arrived from other parts of this region.
“Once they arrive it will be mandatory for them to quarantine. They can either quarantine at home or in any other places in their respective localities or villages,” the deputy chief minister said, adding that once such persons reach their homes the whole family will have to quarantine.
Tynsong also informed that the government will provide food for such families.
Informing that the government is yet to decide when to allow citizens from the state who are stranded in other parts of the country to return home, Tynsong said, “As of now, it is not feasible for the state government to pick up stranded students and workers from various parts of the country since air and train services is yet resume.”
He, however informed that the government will notify a portal and dedicated phone numbers for those stranded outside Northeast to register themselves. “We need to know their details so that we can coordinate once they leave for the State,” Tynsong said.