Stranded migrant workers.

The Meghalaya government has formed a dedicated team for dealing with stranded persons who wanted to return other states within the Northeast.

There are 2,429 people from Meghalaya stranded in states within the Northeast which include Assam (2104), Arunachal Pradesh (94), Manipur (81), Nagaland (56), Mizoram (40), Tripura (35) and Sikkim (19).

“We have taken a decision on people stranded outside the state within Northeast. Whoever wants to return, we have considered and a dedicated team has been formed along with contact number so that stranded people can call up,” deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said on Friday.

He said that the state government is coming up with a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) very soon, and a meeting with the forum of headmen will be held on Saturday to discuss with them how to handle those coming back to the state in the next few days.

Those stranded in states within the Northeast can come from May 5 and those who wish to return can fill up online form at http://meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid/ on or before May 4, 2020.

On people stranded in various states outside the Northeast, Tynsong informed that the state government will issue a notification on Saturday for registration of those wanting to come back to the state and dedicated contact number has been created.

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