Stranded persons from Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan en route to Meghalaya

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Shillong, May 26: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, on Tuesday, informed that special trains carrying stranded state residents have departed from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh and Jaipur, Rajasthan.

The special train from Andhra is carrying 317 Meghalaya citizens and the special train from Rajasthan is carrying 150 persons.

Meanwhile special trains from Delhi and Kerala will depart tomorrow. People stranded in and around Delhi have been requested to contact 011-23014341, 011-23014451, 011-23015130 or 9968262299.

The Deputy CM also said that the government is working on bringing back citizens from other states.

According to data shared by the government, almost 10,000 persons have returned to the state as of 2 pm today.

Meghalaya currently has 2 active COVID-19 cases. It may be noted that both cases are of persons returning from Chennai.

He informed that the total number of samples sent for testing is 6553, out of which 5599 tested negative and results of 939 persons are awaited.

Furthermore, he added that 7447 returnees have been contacted through IVRS till May 25 and around 727 returnees are placed in Institutional quarantine. It was also informed that the number of high risk contacts are 313 and low risk contacts 1,122.

Earlier, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma had said that the all returnees will be screened for COVID-19 through thermal testing, Rapid Test Kits and PCR test to ensure no lapses in detection of the virus.

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