Mizoram orders a stricter lockdown from midnight tomorrow till July 24
By Our Correspondent, 17/07/2021, Aizawl

Mizoram government has ordered a stricter lockdown to be clamped from 18th July midnight to 24 th July midnight. The 7-day total lockdown will be imposed in the Aizawl Municipal Corporation area while in other parts of the State, district administration will make restrictions based on the local situation of COVID-19 and assessment.

The state government has taken this decision to control the ongoing surge of transmission of Covid-19. The order stated that it is necessary to impose more restrictions on the movement of people and their activities to control and prevent the spread of the pandemic. The order said that movement of people during this period, including casual visit of neighbours and families residing in the same building, is strictly prohibited.

As per the order of the total lockdown, all state government offices and private companies barring essential services will be closed during the period. Other Government offices, Bank and Post Office will remain open with minimum attendance. All markets and groceries shops will remain closed. Public transport is also prohibited during the period. Transportation of goods and commodities from outside the state will be allowed with strict following of SOPs. Also, places of worship, educational institutions, public parks, picnic spots, theatres, gymnasiums, community halls, restaurants, shopping complexes and malls will also be closed during the lockdown. Social gatherings have also been prohibited during the period.