Mizoram govt eases restrictions; opens Assam & Tripura borders

Mizoram govt eases restrictions; opens Assam & Tripura borders

AIZAWL | May 4, 21020:

Mizoram government on Monday eased the restrictions across the state as per the new guidelines of the Lockdown-3.

With the new guidelines coming into force, public transport has started plying from carrying passengers of 50 percent capacity.

Markets and shops are opened with a time restriction of opening on alternative days. The functioning of all state government offices has resumed, in compliance with the new guidelines.

According to the guidelines, all Group A and B officers are mandated to attend office and 33 % of Group C and D categories will attend office on alternate days.

The decision has been taken by the cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Saturday. Also, the state government has taken decisions along the lines of central guidelines to extend lockdown till May 17.

The Chief Minister said that the lockdown will be relaxed on conditions, however, borders will remain sealed except for Assam and Tripura borders, where stranded people are also being brought in.

Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo said that the situation in the state is brought almost back to normalcy. In the state, there is no report of a fresh case of Coronavirus positive, whereas the condition of the lone patient of COVID19 being treated in Zoram Medical College hospital is stable.

The new lockdown guidelines have prohibited assembly of more than 5 persons and come out of home between 7 pm to 4 am during the period of extension of lockdown till May 17.

Mizoram government has taken a decision to reopen the inter-state border at Kanhmun with Tripura for transportation of commodities during the third phase of lockdown.

Already, the border points at Vairengte and Bairabi joining Assam have been opened for vehicles transporting essential commodities to the state.

Besides, the state has kept sealed all its borders with the neighboring countries – Myanmar and Bangladesh and other states.

Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo said that the situation is brought almost back to normalcy. In the state, there is no report of fresh case of Coronavirus positive, whereas the condition of the lone patient of COVID19 being treated in Zoram Medical College hospital is stable.

AIR

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