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JUST IN: Mizoram extends Lockdown till July 17 due to Covid-19 surge

AIZAWL: Mizoram’s government has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown till June 17 in view of the ongoing COVID-19 menace in the state.

Today, 581 more people have tested positive for the infection, pushing the state’s tally to 25,751. A 74-year-old woman from Aizawl district became the 116th casualty.

A couple of weeks ago, the Mizoram government decided to further relax lockdown restrictions in the state, including allowing partial reopening of churches and limited sporting activities, officials said.

Churches are for morning and evening prayers, but no congregation would be permitted, the state government said in a release.

Sports practice with 10 people indoors and 25 people in open air is allowed, an official order, effective from 4 am on Wednesday till midnight of July 15, said.

Commercial passenger vehicles are also allowed to resume operations but with limited seating capacity.

Educational institutions, public parks, picnic spots, movie theatres, gymnasiums and community halls are closed in all parts of the state.

Social or public gatherings are also prohibited, while the number of attendees at funerals and weddings is fixed at 30.

More details are awaited.

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