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Stranded migrants from Assam continue to leave Nagaland


Dimapur, May 7: Thousands of migrant labourers and small traders have left Dimapur for Assam since May 3 after inter-state border with Assam was opened.
Since the Inter-state check gate was opened only for people of Assam, police officials and district administration officials from Assam have been seen manning the Assam border entry and only after a thermal scanning and documents verification people are being allowed to travel towards their home districts.
Talking to Nagaland Page, Bokajan SDPO John Das said that people from other states are not allowed at present. Only people from Assam can enter Assam through the check gates.
“Since the opening of the gate from May 3, total 3031 people stranded in Dimapur entered Assam and we have been providing every possible assistance”, John Das said.
On entry of people he said, “From 6 a.m. till 3 p.m. we are allowing people to cross the gate and private buses are near the border areas for the convenience of the people. During this period buses are allowed to ply and per bus can accommodate only 50 % of the seating capacity in order to maintain the social distancing”, John Das remarked.
Since Saturday, the CMO office has been conducting thermal scanning taking into account the travel history of the applicants trying to reach their native places encompassing several states of India.
Talking to Nagaland Page, Dr. Imtiwabong of COVID-19 Dimapur said that 14491 people were medically screened and certificates were issued to them for their travel journey.
Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur Anoop Khinchi IAS told Nagaland Page that daily on an average around 1000 people are crossing the border and the district administration and CMO Dimapur are also assisting people for their journey to their destined locations in Assam.
Medical fitness certificates are being provided to migrant people from other parts of the country at DDSC Stadium after screening of the people. (Page News Service)