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3 more returnees test Covid-19 positive in Mizoram, total reaches 107

Many persons have tested Covid-19 positive in Mizoram after returning from other stated amid the lockdown

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Jun 2020 5:39 AM GMT

Guwahati: 3 more returnees have tested positive for the Covid-19 on Saturday. With this, the number of cases in the state rose to 107. Because one person has been released so far, the total number of active cases in the state is now 106.

Mizoram Government said that 403 samples were tested on May 13, out of which 3 samples (1 male, 2 female) were found positive. "All are from Aizawl district, between ages 24 -57. They are recent returnees from outside the state and are already admitted at ZMC", read a tweet from the official handle of the Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Mizoram.

It needs mention here that the cases have skyrocketed in Mizoram after the influx of migrants who were stranded in other states amid the lockdown. According to the Mizoram Government data, the Lunglei district is the hardest-hit district in the state.

Meanwhile, Mizoram has announced a complete lockdown in the state that came into effect on June 9 to mitigate the spread of the pathogen. The move, that was announced after a consultative meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Zoramthanga, comes as other states opened malls, restaurants, and places of worship after two months as part of the Central Government's 'Unlock-1' guidelines, expected to return life to normal in a "phased" manner.

Subsequently, it was notified that the Mizoram Government has decided to extend the quarantine period from 14 to 21 days. It may be recalled that Mizoram's first patient, a 50-year-old patient who had returned from the Netherlands, had tested positive on March 25.

Meanwhile, India has recorded the highest single-day jump so far of 11,458 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of cases to 3,08,993, the latest data from the Union Health Ministry shows. India has the fourth-highest number of coronavirus cases among 10 nations worst-hit by the coronavirus. The death count rose to 8,884 with a single-day spike of 386 fatalities.

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