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Mizoram Churches to Double as Quarantine Camps amid Covid-19 Crisis

Mizoram Churches to Double as Quarantine Camps amid Covid-19 Crisis

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 May 2020 6:56 AM GMT

Guwahati:

With lakhs who were stranded across the country beginning to make homeward return, the state Governments have been under pressure to arrange accommodation to quarantine the returnees. In Northeast India's Mizoram state, the Church has come to the rescue.

Churches in Mizoram have now accepted State Government's request to use church halls as quarantine facilities. Some churches have even volunteered provide food for the institutional quarantine period from their own funds.

Zoramthanga, the Chief Minister of Mizoram, appreciating this gesture, wrote on Twitter, "And with the Churches strengthening their various spiritual and physical supports towards curbing this Covid-19 pandemic, Mizoram just got restored again to one powerhouse of Love Peace and Unity."

Mizoram has been declared a 'green zone' after its lone patient recovered on May 9 after a lengthy battle with the deadly virus. The patient, who had a travel history to Netherlands, tested positive for Covid-19 on March 24. Mizoram began testing of samples for Covid-19 at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) on April 7.

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