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Mizoram: Government announces partial lockdown amid spike in COVID cases

The Mizoram Government recently announced a partial lockdown in Aizawl municipal area with effect from the 17th of September amid unlock-4.0 in the state.

This decision has been taken considering the rapid spike in the COVID-19 cases in the city.
An order has been issued last evening by the state chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuango. It has been noted that a significant number of cases have been reported from contact tracing and unknown sources. In view of this, the partial lockdown is announced to carry out extensive contact tracing and to reduce local transmission.

The chief secretary has also mentioned in his order that the risk of community spread is extremely high.

An official informed on Thursday that the state will face a shortage of COVID-19 hospitals if the number of cases keeps increasing,
He further said during an emergency meeting of top officials held during the day, it was pointed out that such hospitals can at present accommodate only 1,737, coronavirus patients.

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There are also six other COVID care centers that can admit about 300 personnel of paramilitary forces, the official said.
Mizoram reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Thursday as 141 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

The state had registered its previous highest single-day spike of 69 coronavirus cases on Wednesday.

The fresh infections have taken the state’s caseload to 1,333, he said.
As many as 94 of the 141 fresh infections are reportedly local transmission cases, the official said, adding that contacts of the new patients have been traced.

‘This is the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases in Mizoram since the first infection was reported in the state on March 24,’ he said.

The fresh infections have pushed the number of active coronavirus cases in the state to 583, while 750 people have recovered from the disease so far, the official said.
Mizoram has not reported any coronavirus fatality so far.

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