Over 2,000 people return to Assam from six Northeast states

More than 2,000 people stranded in six other Northeast states entered Assam on May 3 on the first day of the state allowing its residents to return from these bordering states.

Assam has opened its inter-state borders with the Northeast states from May 3, allowing unrestricted inflow of people of the state seeking to return.

The people returning are subjected to health check-ups at the entry points and sent to 14 days institutional or home quarantine, depending on the need.

Assam Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that 2337 people from the six Northeast states entered Assam on May 3.

Out of these, 1,000 came from Arunachal Pradesh, 900 from Meghalaya, 312 from Tripura, 60 from Manipur, 50 from Mizoram and 15 from Nagaland.

“Taking into account the people who have entered from the West Bengal border (coming from other parts as well as truck drivers and helpers), 3760 people entered the state today,” Sarma added.

On facilitating people stranded in other parts, the minister said the plans will be finalized once registration of such people desiring to return closes in 48 hours.

The state government had on May 2 announced of conditional issue of passes to people who want to return through private vehicles as well as facilitating transportation for select categories of people from particular places.

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