Dhubri: More than 200 km away from the capital city of Guwahati, Dhubri — the last district of Lower Assam — has witnessed a massive influx of returnees in recent months, after the Narendra Modi government imposed a nationwide lockdown on 24 March to arrest the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Nearly 77,870 people, mostly migrant labourers, entered the state through two checkpoints on the Assam-West Bengal border. Approximately 52,985 people accessed the checkpoint in Srirampur while about 24,885 people came through Chagolia, according to official figures.
ThePrint’s Yimkumla Longkumer and Angana Chakrabarti visited the Assam-West Bengal border in Dhubri’s Chagolia, where huge makeshift facilities have been set up to screen and quarantine those returning to Assam.
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