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A total of 117 people with novel coronavirus-like symptoms have been quarantined at home in Mizoram.

Mizoram health department principal director F. Lallianhlira on Sunday said that the people have been put in home isolation as a precautionary measure.

He also said that the state has not reported any positive cases of COVID-19 till now.

“Even though no positive case has been reported, we have to remain alert,” he said

The Mizoram Government has launched a call centre and helpline numbers to meet any emergency related to coronavirus.

Separate helpline numbers have been launched apart from a toll-free 102 helpline, which will be manned 24×7 at the call centre, said an official statement on Thursday.

It said that people can make calls, seek assistance and furnish reports related to the deadly disease on 0389-2323336, 0389-2322336 and 0389-2318336.

The government has banned mass gathering and social events across the state.

NGOs, educational institutions, churches and other organisations were instructed to avoid mass gathering and a big event to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in the state.

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