At least 2,391 people from Mizoram are currently stranded in different parts of the country due to the nationwide lockdown imposed to break the chain of rapidly increasing novel coronavirus spread, an official statement said on Friday.
The official statement issued by a task group on migrant workers and stranded travelers said that a total of 2,391 people stranded in different states, have reported to the state government till Friday.
It said that about 185 people from Mizoram are also stranded abroad due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus.
The figure could increase as report is still coming in from various states, the statement said.
It said that the state government is in close contact with concern states to facilitate security and humanitarian aids to the stranded Mizos in their respective states.
Many of the stranded Mizos were also provide with food and shelter at Mizoram houses while Mizo welfare committees in different parts of the country were also extending helps to stranded people, the statement said.
Headed by Home department additional secretary Laldawngliana, the task group on migrant workers and stranded travellers was constituted on March 30 to deal with migrant workers and Mizoram residents, who stranded in different parts of the country as well as the world.
The official statement said that at least 2,839 migrant workers and visitors are currently stranded in the state due to the nationwide lockdown till Friday.
The government is providing relief to the stranded workers and many of them are camping in relief camps in different parts o the state.
About 47 foreigners, who entered the Mizoram with valid passport, are also currently stranded in the state due to the nationwide lockdown, the statement said.
The Mizoram has on April 15 launched a website tankhang.mizoram.gov.in. for stranded Mizos to report to the state government.