391 persons arrive in Dimapur via special train

The returnees were transported to Agri Expo, 4th Mile, from Dimapur Railway Station in a fleet of buses arranged by the state government. (Morung Photo)
The returnees were transported to Agri Expo, 4th Mile, from Dimapur Railway Station in a fleet of buses arranged by the state government. (Morung Photo)

Morung Express News
Dimapur | May 25 


A total of 391 Nagaland citizens arrived in Dimapur via a special train from Haryana on May 25 around 10:27 am after a delay of more than 24 hours.


APC and Dimapur in charge for COVID related activities, Y Kikheto Sema, Deputy Commissioner Dimapur Anoop Khinchi, Commissioner of Police, Rothihu Tetseo and CMO Dimapur Dr Tiasunep along with COVID response teams, received the returnees at Dimapur Railway Station.


A DIPR report stated that on arrival, the returnees were taken to Agri Expo Dimapur in 16 buses where all ‘laid down procedures’ were conducted. 


When contacted, Y Kikheto Sema said that out of the 391 returnees, 301 of them whose destinations are Peren, Mon and Dimapur would be quarantined in Dimapur and the other 91 persons belonging to the rest of the districts will be quarantined in Kohima. 


Commenting on the first COVID-19 cases detected in the state, Kikheto said that the three persons are all of young age and expressed hope that they would recover. “We are working on all their contact tracing and taking all necessary steps,” he added.


He meanwhile lauded the health workers for immediately sending one of the COVID-19 suspected persons to the isolation ward at COVID-19 Hospital Dimapur upon complete screening at Agri Expo on May 22 and added that the step might had ‘saved some situations.’


He urged the public not to panic but to remain safe at home as much as possible and not to discriminate and stigmatize any patients of the disease. Kikheto also appealed believers to continue praying for the state.

 

Over 1400 expected to arrive soon
Kikheto meanwhile informed that a special train from Rajasthan will move on May 26 evening with 261 Nagaland citizens on board. However, the passengers will have to deboard at Lumding station on May 28 morning, after which they will be brought to Nagaland on the same day, on buses arranged by the Nagaland Government.


Another 40 buses carrying Nagaland citizens from various parts of the country are also expected arrive over the next few days. While the exact number of passengers could not be confirmed at the time of filing this report, it was informed that at least 1400 persons were expected.