SHILLONG, May 13 - As one of the two COVID-19 patients in Meghalaya today tested negative after 24 hours, he has been declared as fully recovered. With just one active COVID-19 case left in the State now, Meghalaya is gearing up to take in stranded citizens of the State, arriving from outside. A batch of such people will enter the State on May 15.
The State Government today stated that 3,970 people stranded all across the North East and some from outside the region, have already come in and put under home quarantine. Those stranded in Tamil Nadu will board a train from Chennai and reach the State on May 15.
�About 1,000 people from the State will board a train in Chennai this evening and reach the State on May 15,� Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said after a Cabinet meeting.
The minister stated that the State Government would ferry these people from the Guwahati Railway Station, and that all necessary arrangements for their safe transportation have been made.
The next batch of 225 people will arrive from Gujarat and Rajasthan in trains. The third train will bring in people from Bengaluru. �About 1,500 people will come from Bengaluru. They will board a train on May 16 and reach the State on May 18,� Tynsong said.
On their arrival, the returnees will be screened at the four entry points across the State bordering Assam.
Tynsong said that till now 2,539 samples have been tested and 2,526 have tested negative. Eleven patients have recovered and one person has died.