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Centre sends team to assess the Covid-19 crisis in Mizoram, Partial lockdown continues in Aizawl

NJ Thakuria

NJ ThakuriaSep 15, 2021, 11:45 AM IST

Centre sends team to assess the Covid-19 crisis in Mizoram, Partial lockdown continues in Aizawl

Two representatives from the national centre for disease control in New Delhi and the Imphal-based regional office of the Union health ministry arrived in Mizoram, and are camping in Mamit locality.

 

Guwahati: Unlike other States of northeast Bharat, Mizoram continues to report the visible number of novel coronavirus infections, which compelled the centre to send a team of experts to study and access the Covid-19 crisis in the Myanmar-Bangladesh bordering state, where the partial lockdown continues in Aizawl till 18 September.

The hilly state with a population of around 12 lakhs has 13,366 active cases, with 1,502 individuals reportedly infected on Tuesday. Shockingly, over 300 children have also been infected that worry both the government in Aizawl and New Delhi. To date, Mizoram has recorded 72,883 positive cases, where 59,273 patients have already recovered. Casualty has gone up to 244.

According to the government sources, the Aizawl district has registered the highest number of cases (879), followed by Champhai (144) and Siaha (101). The authority has tested over 9.74 lakh people, and its recovery rate rests at 81.32%. Altogether, 6.64 lakh people were vaccinated, where 3 lakh have received both doses.

Pu Zoramthanga led the Mizoram government continues the partial lockdown in Aizawl municipal area till Friday. All the places of worship and community halls are allowed to reopen only in corona-free localities outside the capital city with some restrictions. Schools and colleges remain closed in the Aizawl locality, whereas the other parts of Mizoram are allowed to go for physical classes.

Meanwhile, two representatives from the national centre for disease control in New Delhi and the Imphal-based regional office of the Union health ministry arrived in Mizoram, and they are camping in Mamit locality. Their recommendations seem to be important for the authority to take subsequent steps to contain the virus spread.

Tourism conference concluded: The two-day tourism conference with the cultural ministers of the north-eastern States successfully concluded in the city on Tuesday. Organized by the Union tourism ministry, the conference was inaugurated by DoNER minister G. Kishan Reddy, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union ministers Arjun Ram Meghwal and Ajay Bhatt were also present.

Addressing the second day’s session, Union tourism secretary Arvind Singh stated that the conference was successful in apprising the
participants of the several projects and initiatives being undertaken by the centre for the development of the region. He informed about several unique initiatives for the region. The deliberations on the second day were focused on the progress of various projects sanctioned under the Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD scheme.

While discussing the topic, Union tourism additional director general Rupinder Brar declared that the ministry has already sanctioned 16 projects for the region. She further added that the ministry is giving special emphasis on developing infrastructure, ground capacity and skills in the region.

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