No more Covid lockdown in Mizoram, says Government

Mizoram, Dec 6: The Mizoram government has decided not to impose further Covid lockdown unless there is an abrupt rise in Covid cases in the state.

Mizoram Health Minister, R. Lalthangliana said “the previous lockdown and the ongoing no tolerance drive have significantly curtailed the rising cases of Covid-19 in the state.

Mizoram government had imposed a state-wide lockdown under “Covid No Tolerance Drive” from October 16 given a spike in Covid-19 cases.

The lockdown that was scheduled to be lifted by November 30, was further extended till January 10 next year to break the chain of transmission of the virus.

No lockdown will be imposed in the state unless Covid-19 cases rise or the state is in a vulnerable situation on account of the ongoing pandemic,” Dr. R. Lalthangliana said.

Dr R. Lalthangliana also said “Lockdown has affected the state economy, he further said that the state has allowed some labourers to work in isolated places, there are many measures taken by the state government to minimize the loss of the economy in the state.”

“Mizoram has a contingent plan to fight Covid, he also said that the state has recruited more than 900 people for different sectors temporarily to assist the Medical Workers in the state,” Health Minister further added.

The state can accommodate 2500 positive persons in different Covid Care Centres in the state. The state’s total Covid-19 count reached 3,934 on Sunday, which was lesser than that predicted by the Union ministry of health and family welfare.

21 people, including six Border Security Force (BSF) jawans, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the state during the past 24 hours.

According to the state health department, there are 220 active cases at present, while 3,708 people have recovered from the virus. Mizoram has so far reported six Covid-19 deaths, all from the Aizawl district. The death rate is 0.16 per cent.