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2 BSF jawans test COVID-19 positive in Mizoram

The BSF jawans were posted in the Lunglei district where they were tested, along with 5 others; their report revealed that they are COVID-19 positive

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 July 2020 12:38 PM GMT

Guwahati: 2 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Mizoram's Lunglei district have tested COVID-19 positive on Saturday, June 7. With the discovery of these 2 COVID-19 positive cases, the tally in the Northeast Indian state has risen to 164, while the number of active cases has increased to 34.

According to the state's Department of Information and Public Relations, 7 swab samples were tested today at the Civil Hospital of Lunglei's Truenat Laboratory. While 5 of the samples tested negative, 2 tested positive. On June 3, as many as 115 swabs were sampled at the Zoram Medical College (ZMC) in Falkawn, but no new COVID-19 cases were found.

The rise in the COVID-19 cases in the state has been witnessed amid the return of citizens who were stranded amid the Centre-imposed curbs in other parts of the country. Meanwhile, beginning a phase of partial lockdown in the state from July 1 to July 31, the Mizoram Government said that the relaxation in guidelines was "inevitable" due to the economic hardships faced by a significant portion of the population. In an order issued on Tuesday night, the Mizoram Government said that the prolonged suspension of activities has directly impacted the livelihoods of the people, and especially the vulnerable sections of society.

The Government order said that morning church prayer, marriage ceremony, funerals, anniversary celebrations, political and other social events with a maximum attendance of 50 people. Several other relaxations --such as the opening of the shops and other business establishments in the state during the non-curfew period have also been declared. You can check the partial lockdown rules in Mizoram HERE

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