42 more stranded Myanmar nationals in India sent back from Moreh

As many as 35 of them came from Churachandpur district of Manipur while seven are from Dimapur.

In continuation of repatriation of Myanmar citizens amid the COVID-19 crisis situation, 42 more Myanmar nationals who were stranded in different parts of India, were sent back to their home country on Thursday from Moreh (Manipur) section on the India-Myanmar border.

As many as 35 of them came from Churachandpur district of Manipur while seven are from Dimapur.

Among the 35 from Churachandpur, three are from Mualveng, Hiangtam Lamka while the rest are from Ngathal and Kawnpui. Twenty-one of them are females and 14 are males.

Those Myanmar citizens coming from Dimapur include five males and two females.

A medical team from Moreh Hospital led by Dr Houminlun Lhungdim conducted medical screening of all the 42 Myanmar nationals at the Integrated Check Post (ICP) Moreh before sending them off.

Robin Gangte, Manager ICP, Sangboi Gangte, Addl SP Moreh Police, Krishna Anand, immigration officer, personnel of 43 AR and staff of LCS, Immigration and ICP dropped the Myanmar nationals up to the India-Myanmar Friendship bridge.

On Wednesday, 19 Myanmar nationals were sent back. Of them, 10 persons, three males and seven females, came from Nagaland. They are theologian students studying at the Oriental Theological Seminary (OTS) Dimapur, Nagaland. Among them, one hails from Pathein city Ngapudaw Township of Ayeyarwadi region, Irrawaddy division Myanmar, one from Za Loke Ma, Myanaung Township, Irrawaddy division while the eight others are from Kayin state of Myanmar.

The Myanmar nationals were staying at the Electricity Guest House institutional quarantine centre Moreh during the last few days. The other nine Myanmar nationals, five females and four males, are pilgrims and tourists and came from Siliguri, West Bengal. They were staying at Forest guest house IQC for the past few days, officials said.

First Published: July 2, 2020, 8:14 p.m.