SHILLONG, May 20 - Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today announced a one-time assistance of Rs 5,000 to every quarantine centre across the State, which is actively assisting people returning from other States.
Replying to a Zero Hour notice moved by Congress MLA Mayralborn Syiem on the first day of the reassembled Budget Session of the Meghalaya Assembly, Sangma said the one-time financial assistance would be given from the Chief Minister�s Relief Fund.
Sangma said that both community and home quarantine facilities are available for people returning from outside. Most people with no symptoms are under home quarantine.
The Chief Minister told the House members that it is difficult to accommodate more than 8,000 people, who have registered for return to the State, in institutional quarantine facilities. So far, 7,050 stranded citizens have returned home, Sangma said.