Guwahati: Mizoram on Thursday saw the first recoveries in the state sich May 8, when the state's first case, a 50-year-old pastor who had flown in from the Netherlands, tested negative and was discharged.
According to Government sources, from the confirmed Covid-19 positive cases detected at the Kolasib quarantine facility on the night of June 1, 8 cases have tested negative twice. Dr. R. Lalthangliana, the Health Minister of Mizoram has said that they are expected to be discharged from the Zoram Medical College (ZMC) today.
In another positive development, all the 814 samples (384 male and 430 female) tested at the ZMC laboratory yesterday were confirmed negative for Covid-19. Yesterday, however, Mizoram registered 9 more Covid-19 positive cases, taking the tally of cases to 130. Out of a total of 615 samples processed at the Zoram Medical College (ZMC) lab yesterday, 9 samples were found Covid-19 positive, 499 samples negative, and results for 107 samples are awaited. Out of these cases, 3 are males, while 6 are female.
Meanwhile, To contain the spread of the virus, 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.
Meanwhile, India has so far reported 3,80,532 Covid-19 positive cases, of which 2,04,711 have recovered; the recovery rate is 53.79 per cent. A total of 12,573 have died till now.