COVID-19: Arunachal govt mulling to bring back stranded students
Itanagar: After Assam, Arunachal Pradesh government is planning to bring back stranded students from different part of the country due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
"Arunachal government is contemplating on bringing back stranded students, however, it is yet to be confirmed," said Himanshu Gupta, one of the nodal officers to take care of stranded people.
"We have already received MHA's order wherein it is mentioned that interstate movements are allowed. So, as of now we are working on that," Gupta said.
He also said that during the first phase they will bring back students studying in Northeastern states. "The students who are in Kota, Rajasthan are mostly students of 11th and 12th standards, so we are looking into this matter separately," he said.
"We are also preparing a strategy for pan India and will start working on it very soon," said Gupta.
When questioned about the steps the government will take once the students reach the state, Gupta said that "once the students reach Arunachal, they will be kept at institutional quarantine facilities".
Amid the on going lockdown, On April 27, 17 sleeper buses with 371 students from Assam, who were stranded in Rajasthan’s coaching hub, Kota, returned to Guwahati after covering a distance of 1,900 km
Later, the students were sent to 14-day institutional quarantine.