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Mizoram imposes 4-day Total Lockdown in Aizawl to contain coronavirus spread

As per reports, a massive secondary contact tracing exercise will be launched during the total lockdown in Aizawl

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Aug 2020 10:21 AM GMT

Guwahati: Owing to the steady rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the state capital Aizawl, the Mizoram Government on Sunday imposed a four-day complete lockdown in the Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) area to arrest the spread of the pathogen.

As per reports, the total lockdown in the Aizawl Municipal Corporation will come into effect from midnight of Sunday and will remain in force till 4.30 am on August 21.

The decision in this regard was taken during a meeting chaired by Health Minister Dr R Lalthangliana during the yesterday, Mizoram government officials said.

As per reports, a massive secondary contact tracing exercise will be launched during the total lockdown and COVID-19 frontline workers will be tested during the lockdown period.

Additionally, random sampling will be done during the complete lockdown period.

It needs mention here that Mizoram recently registered its highest single-day spike of 64 COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Of the fresh cases, 50 were reported from Aizawl district and 14 from Kolasib bordering Assam, he said. The figure also includes 40 security personnel.

The northeastern state's caseload has risen to 777, of which 406 cases are active while 371 people have been cured of the disease.

A total of 49 local transmission cases of coronavirus have been reported in Mizoram so far, health officials said.

India's COVID-19 tally rose to 26,47,663 today with a single-day spike of 57,981 infections, while the death toll crossed the 50,000-mark with 941 fresh fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated at 8 am on August 17.

The recoveries surged to 19,19,842, pushing the recovery rate to 72.51 percent, The total number of tests for detection of COVID-19 also crossed the three crore mark in India, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research data.

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