Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma
Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma

A female physician from Germany who got stuck in Shillong due to the nationwide lockdown has expressed her desire to treat patient in case of coronavirus outbreak in Meghalaya.

As per reports, physician Marie Kerkloh has written to chief minister Conrad K Sangma informing him about her willingness to serve people.

Kerkloh and her adventurous husband Benno were on a world tour on their bicycles, and they arrived at a village in West Khasi Hills district on March 2 to work as volunteers at a school run by an Australian couple.

But it was shut down by the authorities due to COVID- 19 outbreak in the country, they said.

“Since I had served as a doctor at a hospital in my country, I think it will be great to get to volunteer and help the people in this part of the world, in case of an outbreak here,” she told reporters.

Marie said now she is waiting for the chief minister’s response in this regard.

She gave up her job as she wanted to travel around the world.

The couple started cycling from Germany in June last year and pedalled across Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Moldavia, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Pakistan, India and Nepal.

They are currently staying in an apartment in Shillong along with two other cyclists who also got stuck due to the lockdown.

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