Dimapur: Three passengers from the Shramik special train to Nagaland from Chennai, who showed symptoms for COVID-19, have all tested negative, said a reliable source in the state government.
This comes at a time when there has been speculations of some passengers showing symptoms of COVID-19 and were deported from the train on Friday evening after reaching Dimapur Railway Station.
The three samples were collected on Friday itself, said the sources, and they were sent for testing. However, some more samples of passengers from the train were taken and their results are awaited, added the source.
The passengers were first screened after reaching Dimapur Railway Station and then disinfected from the exit point of the station. The passengers were then taken to various quarantine facilities where they would be kept under vigilance during their quarantine period.
The first special train which was arranged by the Nagaland state government to evacuate stranded students from Chennai reached Dimapur station around 6:20 pm Friday evening. The personnel at the station gave a warm welcome to them, with the public announcer heard saying, “Dear Naga brothers and sisters, we heartily welcome you to your homeland — Nagaland.”