MOREH: Altogether 21 Myanmar nationals (9 females and 11 males) who were stranded in different parts of India following Covid-19 lockdown were sent home on Wednesday.
While 11 of them came from Shillong, 4 are from Churachandpur, 3 from Kanglatombi, 2 from Bangalore and 1 from Kakching Lamkhai.
All of them were stationed in different quarantine centres in Moreh during the last few days and they have tested negative for Covid-19. The individuals coming from Shillong are all students. They are from Kachin state, Myanmar. Four persons coming from Churachandpur are theologians. They were under home quarantine at the house of Cecilia Chinneivah Haokip, member ADC Chandel.
Before leaving India for their country the Myanmar nationals expressed their gratitude to the Indian government and Cecilia Chinneivah Haokip for helping them in this time of hardship. Dr Pritam and other medical staff from Moreh Hospital conducted thermal screening to all the 21 Myanmar nationals at ICP.
Robin Gangte (manager ICP), Cecilia Chinneivah Haokip, Major Vikram of 43 AR, immigration officers and medical team dropped them to Indo-Myanmar friendship bridge. A Myanmar medical team led by Dr Thura (District Medical Officer, Tamu Myanmar) received the Myanmar nationals at the bridge.