Zoramthanga, the Chief Minister of Mizoram, has said that a total of 8,450 Mizos stranded in other states amid the lockdown have reported themselves to the authorities and the "list might still ascend."
The Govt. of Mizoram will ensure the safety of each and every stranded Mizos to the best of its capacity.— Zoramthanga (@ZoramthangaCM) May 11, 2020
I implore everyone to be #patient and #cooperate with the govt's various undertakings.#mizoramfightsCorona#TogetherWeCan #MizoramKanTa pic.twitter.com/DqWIwXyf8z
"I implore everyone to be patient and cooperate with the Government's various undertakings", the Chief Minister wrote in a tweet.
Zoramthanga further said that his Government "will ensure the safety of each and every stranded Mizos to the best of its capacity."
Meanwhile, Manipur CM N Biren Singh says, "Stranded people are coming back and we will now face the challenge. We will screen them at railway station and will send them to respective homes and ask them to home quarantine. The lockdown should be gradually opened and only economic activities should be allowed with strict protocol."
Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that the resumption of train services will be seen as a big "challenge" for the administration as close to 10,000 stranded citizens could return back to the state till May 25 next. "Risks will be there, but we will have to resolve the issue within those risks", Sarma said, opining on the debate on whether stranded people should be allowed to return to their native places amid the outbreak.