SHILLONG, May 5 - An estimated 13,000 people from Meghalaya are stranded across the country and the Meghalaya Government will �ensure strict protocol� for return of these people to the State.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today said that phase-wise return of these stranded people is being undertaken with online registration of the stranded people in the North Eastern States first. He added that there are over 3,000 people stranded in the region and over 2,000 have already registered online for their return. Sangma said most of these stranded people are at present in Assam.
The Chief Minister said that the Government has put in place a strict protocol for entry of these people into the State, that will be overseen by doctors, Health workers, magistrates and police officials.
The four entry points into the State are located at Ratacheera in East Jaintia Hills district, Byrnihat in Ri-Bhoi district, Bajengdoba in North Garo Hills district and Tikrikilla in West Garo Hills district. The people who have not registered online, will be registered and screened at the entry points by the officials and Health personnel present,� the Chief Minister said.
Those who are screened and found okay, will be allowed to go and undergo a 14-day quarantine at home. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be taken to healthcare institutions.
�People who come back, along with their entire family members, will be quarantined for 14 days. Volunteers will supply essential commodities to their homes,� the Chief Minister said.