Shramik Special stranded people Dimapur
The stranded people arrive in Dimapur railway station on Friday evening. Image credit - Bhadra Gogoi

A Shramik Special train from Chennai, carrying 1,320 stranded people of Nagaland, arrived in Dimapur on Friday evening.

After completion of formalities, the returnees were ferried to the quarantine centres in different districts of the state by Nagaland State Transport buses.

Another batch of 426 stranded people of the state left Gurugram in Haryana for Dimapur by train on Friday evening.

The train is expected to arrive in Dimapur on May 24 evening.

About 1,550 migrants from Bihar, who are stranded in Nagaland, will leave Dimapur by train to Motihari in Bihar on Saturday night.

The new BSL-3 at Naga Hospital Authority in Kohima, which was inaugurated by Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Thursday, commenced testing of suspected samples for COVID19 on Friday.

Nagaland principal secretary (home) Abhijit Sinha said a non-commissioned officer (NCO) of Nagaland police posted in New Delhi tested positive for COVID19 at RML Hospital Delhi on Thursday night following complaint of mild symptoms.

He is presently undergoing treatment at LNJP Hospital, New Delhi and is recovering well, Sinha said.

Sinha said altogether 1,008 samples were sent for testing as of 4 pm on Friday.

Out of this, the results of 985 samples were received and all tested negative.

The results of 23 samples are awaited.

Sinha said 11,565 citizens have signed up in the nCOVID-19 Nagaland – Visitors App till date and 1,861 people have submitted their travel self-declaration in the past 14 days.

Currently, 1,210 persons are being digitally monitored through the nCOVID-19 Nagaland – Visitors App, he added.

Bhadra Gogoi

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