A returnee carrying her infant baby and others arrive in Dimapur railway station on Tuesday.

Another batch of returnees to Nagaland arrived by a Sharamik Special train in Dimapur on Tuesday morning.

A total of 944 stranded people returned to the state from Gujarat and Maharashtra by the special train.

Of the returnees 357 from Dimapur, 91 from Tuensang, 73 from Mon, nine from Longleng, 45 Kiphire, 63 from Phek, 57 from Zunheboto, 41 from Mokokchung, 41 from Wokha, 68 from Peren and 99 from Kohima.

They were received at Dimapur railway station by agriculture production commissioner Y. Kikheto Sema, who is also in charge of Covid-19 activities for Dimapur and other government officials.

Returnees from DImapur district were transported at Agri Expo site for medical screening before sending them to the designated quarantine centres.

Other returnees from the rest of the districts underwent thermal screening at the railway station and were transported to their respective districts.

The 99 returnees of Kohima were screened at Indira Gandhi Stadium in Kohima and sent to government quarantine facility centres.

The Peren district administration received the returnees of Peren at Jalukie, where they were screened. They were later shifted to quarantine centres at Peren New Site.

The district administration distributed beddings and other essential items among the returnees.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com