Aizawl: The Mizoram government on Monday issued fresh unlock guidelines till September 30. This comes days after the union home ministry issued a new set of guidelines for Unlock 4.0, allowing significant relaxations.
The order issued on Monday night stated that the government has decided to relax certain economic activities with an emphasis on the precautionary measures.
According to the new guidelines by the state government, night curfew will be clamped in all district headquarters, including state capital Aizawl from 8:30 pm to 4:30 am.
The new order said that all commercial activities in the state will function normally.
Business shops will be allowed to open with a maximum of three keepers and six in cases of godowns or big stores subject to the consent of community leaders of the locality where the shops or godowns are located.
Apart from maintaining COVID-19 safety protocols, all shops have to keep detailed records of their customers.
The inter-state border will be opened every day at only three entry points – Vairengte and Bairabi on the Mizoram- Assam border and Kanhmun on the state border with Tripura for vehicles carrying commodities.
However, inter-state movement of people through the three entry points will be allowed only on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays to facilitate screening and quarantine, the order stated.
Though the lone Lengpui airport will be open every day for cargo flights, passenger flights are allowed to operate only on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Meanwhile, educational institutions and religious congregations will remain closed.
Weddings, funeral, and anniversary celebrations are allowed with a ceiling of 50 attendees and that of sports practice with 25 attendees.
The order said only the state chief secretary or district deputy commissioners are allowed to announce containment zones and lockdown.
Mizoram had imposed a state-wide total lockdown till May 31 and a total lockdown was clamped in the Aizawl city area and 10 other district headquarters till June 30 to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.
Between 16 and 23 August, a complete lockdown was again clamped in the Aizawl city area to expedite contact tracing following the surge in locally transmitted cases.