Mizoram govt extend lockdown for another two weeks

Mizoram government on Saturday has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown for another two weeks to contain the spread of Covid19

Mizoram govt extend lockdown for another two weeks
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Mizoram government on Saturday has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown for another two weeks to contain the spread of the Covid19.

Health Minister R Lalthangliana said that “we will go on lockdown for another two weeks as stated by Chief Minister Zoramthanga to prevent the spread of coronavirus as cases keep increasing in neighbouring states and stranded migrants are still returning.”

Mizoram might have to be put under lockdown continuously for some more times till all the stranded residents have returned to the state, the minister said.

The health minister urged the people of mizoram to strictly follow the social distancing norms and respect other containment rules framed by the government so that the state does not detect a new case.

The government is however yet to issue the order and the guidelines for the new phase of lockdown.

As of now mizoram is COVID-19 free after its lone patient, who tested positive on March 24, have recovered and was discharged from hospital on May 9.