COVID-19: Mizoram to Impose 2 Weeks ‘Total Lockdown’ from 9 June

The consultative meeting chaired by the Mizoram CM also decided to extend the period of quarantine to 21 days.

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The Mizoram government on Monday, 8 June, decided to impose a two-week ‘total lockdown’ in the state from 9 June, "in view of the prevailing situation".

“Consultative meeting chaired by CM (Zoramthanga) decides to impose two-week total lockdown of the state with effect from 9 June 2020, in view of the prevailing situation. Lockdown guidelines will be notified shortly,” the Department of Information and Public Relations of the Mizoram government tweeted.

“The consultative meeting chaired by CM (also) decides to extend the period of quarantine, which currently is 14 days, to 21 days with immediate effect,” it added.

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According to the state data, Mizoram currently has 42 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 41 active cases and one recovered patient.

The Mizoram government's decision comes on the first day of reopening of malls, restaurants and places of worship in several parts of the country under the 'Unlock 1' guidelines issued by the Centre.

However, there has been a steady rise in the number of coronavirus cases as the country continues to be opened up, with cases also rising significantly in many northeast states.

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