GUWAHATI: The Assam government on Friday said it would transfer $2,000 each as ‘immediate assistance’ to the bank accounts of those who travelled abroad from the state in the past 30 days and are unable to return home because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“There are many from Assam who have gone abroad to attend seminars or workshops. There are sportspersons who have travelled to compete or train, and also tourists stranded in various countries because of their flights being cancelled. We will transfer $2,000 each to their accounts. This is, however, not applicable to those from the state working or studying abroad,” finance and health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Thegovernment will notify an email ID on Saturday to which people can send their details, including passport stamps, to prove they travelled abroad and are stranded. Prabin Kalita