To stop the spread of COVID-19, Mizoram government has imposed a lockdown within Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) area from October 27.
The lockdown began at 4:30 am on October 27 and will continue till 4:30am of November 3.
An emergency meeting with the presence of health officials, doctors, churches and NGOs held on October 26 decided to impose lockdown within the AMC area, after obtaining due consent from the chief minister Zoramthanga.
The meeting decided that the future course of action will be taken depending on the COVID-19 situation.
As per reports, at least 160 COVID-19 cases were detected from 45 out of the total 83 local councils in the AMC area since October 18.
While 15 percent of patients who tested positive for COVID-19 before October had developed symptoms of the virus, while at least 33 percent who tested positive for the virus since October were symptomatic, he said.
Mizoram on October 26 reported 46 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state’s case load to 2,493.