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Special train from Kerala brings back 938 Nagaland residents

By Correspondent

DIMAPUR, June 13 - A special train ferrying 938 residents of Nagaland, who were stranded in Kerala, arrived here today.

They were received at the Dimapur Railway Station by Agriculture Production Commissioner Y Kikheto Sema, who is also the in-charge of COVID-related activities in Dimapur, Secretary of Food and Civil Supplies Department Honje Konyak, Dimapur Deputy Commissioner Anoop Khinchi, Dimapur Commissioner of Police Rothihu Tetso and Dimapur Chief Medical Officer Dr Tiasunep Pongener, among other officials.

The returnees comprised 108 from Peren, 30 from Phek, 46 from Kohima, 47 from Wokha, 25 from Zunheboto, 20 from Longleng, 385 from Mon, 35 from Kiphire, 17 from Mokokchung, 42 from Tuensang and 183 from Dimapur.

The returnees, except those from Dimapur district, were transported to their respective districts in buses after undergoing thermal screening at the Dimapur Railway Station. They were provided food packets, water and snacks.

The returnees of Dimapur district were taken directly to the Agri Expo site at 4th Mile here where necessary medical screening was done. They were then taken to the designated quarantine centres.

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