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Mizoram extends lockdown till May-end for combating spread of coronavirus

In the wake of the spread of coronavirus, the Mizoram government has extended the lockdown till May-end for combating the spread of the lethal virus.

“The Mizoram government has decided to extend the lockdown till May 31 to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in the state,” the sources in CMO said.

The state has registered only one positive coronavirus case so far.

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Moreover, Assam has also sought extension of the lockdown by two weeks more, said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on May 15. Apart from Mizoram, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have extended the lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The COVID-19 has infected 96 people and claimed two lives in Assam so far while it infected over 90,000 and claimed over 2500 in the country so far, according to the ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With this increase in the number of cases, India surpassed China’s official figure of 82,933 positive coronavirus cases.

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The situation in Maharashtra is worsening with 30,706 COVID-19 cases reported so far followed by Gujarat with 10,988 cases and Tamil Nadu with 10,585 cases. Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, and Karnataka crossed 1,000-mark while Assam registered 4 new cases in the last 24 hours taking the total to 95; of which 50 are active cases while 41 have been cured/ discharged and two died in the state so far. A total of 34,109 people have been cured/ discharged while 2,872 people died due to the virus across the nation.

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