Total Lockdown in Mizoram for 7 Days: The Mizoram government has announced a 7-day lockdown from 4 AM of May 10 in order to curtail the spread of COVID-19. As per a notification, the lockdown will remain in force till 4 AM of May 17 and no resident of the capital and district headquarter towns will be allowed to come out of their homes.
However, shops dealing with essential commodities, vegetables and meats will be opened only on Thursdays till 5 pm in these towns, the order said. All district magistrates will impose night curfew in their respective district headquarter towns between 7 pm & 4 am, the order said.
All state government offices barring health and family welfare, home, disaster management and rehabilitation, finance, information and public relations, civil aviation, district administrations, and offices under the central government will be closed during the complete lockdown, it said.
The order said that the Mizoram government has decided to enforce total lockdown as it felt that it is necessary to impose more restrictions on the movement of people and their activities to control and prevent the further spread of the pandemic.
Intra-state and inter-village movements have been strictly prohibited except under exceptional or very essential cases during the period, it said.
Although the inter-state border will remain open, returnees or visitors will be allowed in only through those entry points opened by the state government. If they have tested negative for coronavirus they will be kept in mandatory home isolation for 10 days, the order said.
The returnees can opt for paid quarantine, community quarantine, or government facilities if they do not have room for self-isolation and will be required to undergo an RT-PCR test after 10 days, it said.
Certificates from Truenat or CBNAT labs after rapid antigen tests will also be accepted but should not be older than 96 hours.
On the other hand, places of worship, educational institutions, public parks, picnic spots, movie theatres, gymnasiums, community halls, restaurants, shopping complexes, malls, shops will be closed during the lockdown.
According to the order, intra-state or inter-village movement is strictly prohibited except under exceptional or very essential cases.
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