KOHIMA, May 14 - A group of 26 stranded persons returned to Nagaland in an Assam-bound special train from Delhi this morning, officials said. This was the first batch of stranded persons to return to Nagaland in a train, they said.
The group alighted at the Dimapur Railway Station around 3.20 am from the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express, an official said. Twenty-one are from Nagaland and the rest are from Manipur, he said.
All the returnees were screened and the Nagaland residents were taken to a quarantine centre, while those from Manipur headed for their home State in a private vehicle, the official said.
Meanwhile, a total of 221 Nagaland residents stranded in other parts of the North East returned to the State on Tuesday and Wednesday and have been placed under institutional quarantine in Dimapur, said Nagaland Agriculture Production Commissioner and Dimapur convener of the Empowered Group on COVID-19, Kikheto Sema.
Of the 221 returnees, 31 reached the State on Tuesday and 190 arrived late on Wednesday night, he said.
�The 221 returnees will be screened and if found asymptomatic, will be placed under institutional quarantine for three days and then 14-day home isolation. However, those returning by trains from any State will have to undergo 14-day mandatory institutional quarantine,� Sema said. � PTI