Mizoram returnees to be quarantined

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30 May 2020, Saturday, May 30, 2020 IST
Stranded citizens of Mizoram from Karnataka, Madhy Pradesh and Gujarat reached Mizoram's lone rail station Bairabi yesterday through special train Shramik. This time 1452 passengers broaded the train to reach home amid covid-19 pandemic.
Mizoram  returnees to  be quarantined



A woman who had returned from  Karnataka to Mizoram, today  showed COVID-19-like  symptoms following which  she and the entire train passengers of the compartment  she was travelling in, will be  separately quarantined.  Officials said the symptoms  of the woman could also be  those of tuberculosis, but utmost precautionary measures  have been taken. Her sample  and those of her co-passengers  have been sent to the Zoram  Medical College laboratory. 
Covid19 Mizoram
Officials said that of the total returnees, 55 belong to  Aizawl district, one to Saitual district, five to Kolasib district and 16 to Lunglei district. They had travelled in  the same compartment with  the woman. Except for the  Kolasib residents, all the others will be quarantined here.  Hundreds of stranded citizens from Karnataka, Madhya  Pradesh and Gujarat were  brought home to Mizoram in a  special train.

Mizoram expected more citizens to return home from various part of the country who are mostly migrant workers and students. Meanwhile, the state has registered only a single covid19 case. There is no active case at the moment. State health minister Dr. R. Lalthangliana requested all citizens to abide with the regulations issued from time to time, to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
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