Mizoram Govt Extends Partial Lockdown till Aug 31


The Mizoram government on Friday extended state-wide partial lockdown till August 31 in order to prevent any further spread of COVID-19.

During the course of the lockdown period, all the international and inter-state borders will continue to remain closed barring three entry points- Vairengte and Bairabi on the Mizoram-Assam border and Kanhmun on the state border with Tripura, which will be opened for commodities.

However, the Lengpui airport will also remain open during the extended partial lockdown.

The new guideline allowed inter-district and intra-state movement for commercial and private vehicles.

However, in Aizawl Municipal Corporation area vehicles will ply on rotation basis based on the registration number to ration traffic.

Business shops and commercial activities will function normally with strict adherence to social distancing.

All educational institution and coaching institute will remain closed. However, training institutes under the Central and State government will be allowed to open with strict adherence to the SOP issued by the Centre on July 3.

Though religious congregations and other large social gatherings are continued to be prohibited, the fresh guideline allowed morning church devoting, marriage ceremony, funeral, anniversary celebrations, political and other social events with a maximum attendee of 50 people.

Games and sports practice, book release function and other related events are also allowed with a maximum 25 attendees.

Gymnasiums will be allowed to open from August 5.

Night curfew will be imposed in all district headquarters between 8:30 pm and 4:30 am.

Assembly of more than 5 people is prohibited in all district headquarters.

Beauty parlour, salon and spa will be opened with the prior appointment of customers to ensure social distancing.

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