Zoramthanga said that a sizeable Mizo community live in Shillong and other parts of Meghalaya that comprises of students, professionals, permanent residents and also visitors, who are stranded in the state due to the ongoing lockdown.
“I would like to request you to kindly extend assistance to them by way of security, food, other daily requirement and medical care,” Zoramthanga said in his letter.
He said that his government also extended all possible help to outsiders, including those from Meghalaya.
Zoramthanga also thanked the Meghalaya government for the help it extended to late John L Sailo Ryntathiang, from the time he was diagnosed with COVID-19 till his burial on Thursday at the cemetery of the Riatsamthiah Presbyterian Church at Lawmali.
Ryntathiang was the first COVID-19 patient of Meghalaya. He died on Wednesday.
John L Sailo Ryntathiang (69), who was the owner and director of Bethany hospital in Shillong tested positive for novel coronavirus on Monday.
He, however, expressed regret for rumours about his family members and wild speculation about the possible sources of infection, which was doing the round on social media.
“The incident just goes to demonstrate how awareness and dissemination of accurate information about COVID-19 are vital in tackling it,” Zoramthanga said.
The Mizoram CM also thanked the residents, local leaders and Presbyterian Church of Riathsamthiah for allowing the body of Dr John to burry in their locality.
Mizoram government on Wednesday launched a website for Mizo people, who are stranded in different parts of the country.