COVID-19 lockdown: 391 students return to Assam from Rajasthan’s Kota

A total of 391 students from Assam who were stranded in Rajasthan’s Kota amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown returned to their home.

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the government brought back 391 students who were stuck in Kota due to lockdown.

According to the Health Minister, the students have been sent to a 14-day quarantine to ensure safety.

“After a long journey from Kota 391 children are back, with smiles & cheers. To ensure they & their families remain safe, we are putting them into 14-day quarantine. Today around 3 am, I & @Pijush_hazarika received them and ensured smooth shifting at Sarusajai Sports Complex,” Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted on Monday morning.

On Sunday, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had announced that 150 students from Kota are on their way to Punjab and buses will be sent to Jaisalmer to ferry stranded people.

“Happy to share with you all that 150 students from Kota are on their way to Punjab in 7 buses and will reach tomorrow morning. Also, 60 Punjab Govt buses are going to Jaisalmer to ferry around 2,700 Punjabis who are stranded in 5 relief camps there,” Amarinder had tweeted.