GUWAHATI, April 24 - As many as 391 teenagers currently studying in Kota, Rajasthan are being brought back to the State in 17 buses.
The move was initiated after other States too began bringing back their students from Kota, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
The State government has sent a team of eight police officials to escort the buses, which are likely to arrive in the State at 5 am on Sunday.
Tonight, they will halt at Kushinagar where UP government has arranged their stay for the night. Each student has paid Rs 7,000 for the journey and the State government has only provided the logistic support, the minister said.
As the students will come from red zone, they will have to be in institutional quarantine upon reaching.
�After 5 days, we will conduct COVID-19 tests and their release from quarantine will be decided by doctors. As they were in quarantine at Kota, the chances of them being infected are only on the way,� Sarma said.