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Over 7,000 Stranded Citizens have Returned to Assam, Confirms Himanta Biswa Sarma

Himanta Biswa Sarma said that 500-600 people from Guwahati will likely be able to shift to home quarantine tomorrow.

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 May 2020 1:37 PM GMT

Guwahati: Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday confirmed that 7,104 Assamese people from Assam who were stranded elsewhere have returned to the state after the easing of lockdown rules.

Sarma said that till now, 3,255 people have entered Assam via the Srirampur Gate and 342 people have entered via the Sagolia checkgate. "Thus, 3,597 people have till come to Assam after the Government made arrangements to return stranded citizens", Sarma said, adding that 3,507 people have also returned from the other Northeast Indian States.

While the 3,507 people returning from NE Indian are being quarantined in their own districts, Sarma said that the people who have entered via the Srirampur and Sagolia checkgates are being kept in four regional centres. "1,971 people have In Sarusajai staution, nearly 1,000 in Kokrajhar, 209 in Jorhat , 222 in Tezpur, and 185 people have been tested in Cachar", Sarma said.

The Minister also informed that apart from one person, all others have tested negative. "Slowly, we will shift them from institutional quarantine to home quarantine", Sarma said, adding that "500-600 people from Guwahati will likely be able to shift to home quarantine as there are indications that they will all test negative."

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