Special train at Dimapur
The returnees from Haryana. (File image)

Another batch of 378 stranded citizens of Nagaland arrived in Dimapur on Monday from Gurugram in Haryana by a special train.

Agriculture production commissioner Y. Kikheto Sema, who is also the Dimapur in-charge for Covid19 related activities, Dimapur deputy commissioner Anoop Khinchi, commissioner of police Rothihu Tetseo, among others, received the returnees at Dimapur railway station.

Among the returnees, 288 are from Dimapur, Mon, and Peren districts.

After their arrival, the returnees were taken to Agri Expo site in Dimapur by 16 buses.

The returnees were then sent to the quarantine centres after completion of the laid-down procedures.

The remaining 90 returnees are from other districts of the state.

They were transported to Kohima on four buses.

Food packets and water bottles were provided to the returnees proceeding towards Kohima.

Sema said the Nagas have a very strong immune system and appealed to everyone not to panic with the detection of three positive cases in Nagaland.

He added the Nagas must also learn to live with coronavirus.

Sema said the rate of recovery in India is one of the best in the world and urged the people to be calm, be at home, safe and stay healthy.

He also reminded the people to maintain social distancing, hand hygiene and wear masks as a preventive measure to contain the virus.

Sema further urged the people not to move unnecessarily.

“Shops are open but that does not mean that one should always go out unnecessarily,” he said.

Meanwhile, the mortal remains of Nchineileu Disuang, who died in the special training, after coming from Girugram on May 22, were brought to her native village Beisumpuikam under Peren district on Monday.

Her body was taken down at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

After the required formalities, the body was brought to Nagaland in an ambulance provided by the Uttar Pradesh government.

Bhadra Gogoi

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