Mizoram records 4 fresh cases of COVID-19

UT News service | JULY 13: The COVID-19 tally in Mizoram has reached 231 on Monday after four more fresh cases of the disease were reported in the State in the past 24 hours.

According to the Health department of Mizoram, four personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The four NDRF personnel are posted at Lungverh which is about 15 km from the State capital Aizawl. The swab samples of all the four NDRF personnel were tested at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) in Aizawl.

Altogether 125 samples were tested in the State in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, a man recovered from COVID-19 and was discharged in the State on Monday.

With this update, the number of recovered cases has reached 151 in Mizoram. This update is also to mean that there are 80 active cases of COVID-19 in the State at the moment.

Meanwhile, the Health department said that as many as 16,696 samples have been tested till Sunday evening in Mizoram.
It can be mentioned here that, on July 10, 15 Assam Rifles personnel and 7 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel were tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram.

Meanwhile, as the new guidelines of lockdown in Mizoram are being enforced, people are also cautiously carrying out normal chores responsibly.

The new guidelines came into effect from July 1 and will lapse on July 31, 2020.

However, educational and training institutions, entertainment parks, picnic spots, theatres, gymnasiums and other similar places for entertainment will continue to be prohibited till July 31.

Beauty parlours, salons and spas are allowed under the new guidelines in the State with prior appointment of customers to ensure social distancing.

Inter-district movements of people are allowed under the new guidelines. The odd-even number system of traffic continues, except on Sundays.

The new guidelines also said that curfew will be effective from 7:30 pm to 4:30 am every day.

The new guidelines are more or less partial lockdown unlike the previous ones.

According to the government order, the partial lockdown became necessary so as to address the economic issues and the hardship faced by the people down prolonged lockdown. The guidelines were made in such a measure that they do not compromise the health safety of the people, the order added.

New features which came under the new guidelines allow book release, sports practice and other similar programmes with a maximum number of 25 attendees.

Border areas, both inter-state and international, continue to be sealed. However, the three entry points—Vairengte and Bairabi along the Assam and Mizoram border and Kanhmun along the Mizoram-Tripura border are opened for transportation of commodities.

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