In a bid to facilitate the people of Meghalaya, stranded in other states outside the Northeast, the state government has asked them to register themselves at http://meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid.

The Meghalaya government has also launched 8 telephone numbers and the stranded people can contact the government at these numbers.

Informing about this, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on his Twitter handle said: “Citizens of #Meghalaya stranded in other States outside the #NorthEast may register themselves at http://meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid.”

Sharing the contact numbers, chief minister Sangma said: “They (stranded citizens) may also contact 8258811914, 7005728463, 8794064688, 9089171167, 897428912, 8974081984, 8575342904 & 9485103194 between 9AM-8PM to register.”

The lines will remain open from Monday to Sunday.

To get more details and for registration, the stranded people can visit  – meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid.

Earlier, the Meghalaya chief minister had a consultation with Dorbar Shnongs regarding the protocols for the citizens returning back to Meghalaya from other Northeast states.

The chief minister said the state government will work closely with the Dorbar Shnongs to handle the matter and to ensure all measures are taken for the safety of the citizens who will return to the state.

On Wednesday, the Meghalaya government had announced that it would be making arrangements to bring back its citizens who are stranded in other Northeast states and wish to return to the state.

A large number of citizens of Meghalaya including students and migrant workers have remained stranded in various parts of the country including Northeast due to the lockdown in view of the COVID19 pandemic.

Meghalaya chief secretary MS Rao in a statement issued on Wednesday said: “We will permit all such movement into the State w.e.f 5th May, 2020 or soon thereafter.”

“Those who intend to return to the state may kindly fill up this online form at http://meghalayaonline.in/covid/ on or before 4th May, 2020,” Rao had said.

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