AIZAWL | March 22, 2020:
The Government of Mizoram has taken a crucial decision to implement one week of partial lockdown in the state to prevent any outbreak or cases of COVID-19 in the interest of public health and safety with effect from March 22 till March 29.
The Government announced the partial lockdown after the State Level Task Force on Mitigation of Coronavirus (COVID-19) which met this evening recommended this step. This was accepted by the Council of Ministers and under the powers granted to the Government by 'The Mizoram Epidemic Diseases (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020', the partial lockdown was notified. A notification to this effect was issued by the General Administration Department late tonight signed by the Chief Secretary Pu Lalnunmawia Chuaungo.
According to the notification, all shops and business establishments barring pharmacies and shops selling essential commodities will remain closed during the lockdown period.