Mizoram Govt. Extends Partial Lockdown Till August 31


News Desk: The Mizoram government extended the state-wide partial lockdown till August 31. The government took the measure to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

According to a government order issued for Unlock 2.0, all the international and inter-state borders will continue to remain closed barring three entry points- Vairengte and Bairabi on the Mizoram-Assam border and Kanhmun on the state border with Tripura. The entry points will stay open for commodities.

The new guidelines permit the following:

Lengpui airport to remain open during the extended partial lockdown.

Inter-district and intra-state movement for commercial and private vehicles. However, in Aizawl Municipal Corporation area vehicles will ply on rotation basis based on the registration number to ration traffic.

Business shops and commercial activities will function normally with strict adherence to social distancing.

All educational institutions and coaching institutes to remain closed. But, training institutes under the Central and State government will also be allowed to open with strict adherence to the SOP issued by the Centre on July 3.

All religious congregations and other large social gatherings are continued to be prohibited, however, the fresh guideline allows the following events with a maximum attendee of 50 people:

  • morning church devoting
  • marriage ceremony
  • funeral
  • anniversary celebrations
  • political and other social events

Games and sports practice, book release function, and other related events are also allowed with a maximum of 25 attendees.

Beauty parlor, salons, spas, and other grooming services are allowed to function with the prior appointment of customers to ensure social distancing.

Gymnasiums are allowed to function from August 5.

Assembly of more than 5 people is prohibited in all district headquarters.

Night curfew will be imposed in all district headquarters between 8:30 pm and 4:30 am.

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