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Mizoram recorded 12 new COVID-19 positive cases on Monday night.

All the new cases are confirmed at Zoram Medical College.

This was informed by state chief minister Zoramthanga in his official Twitter handle.

Also read: Mizoram extends lockdown till June 30, borders to remain closed

The chief minister tweeted:

‘12 new Covid-19 positive cases confirmed at Zoram Medical College, Mizoram. All are under professional care. #AlertYes #PanicNo  #Mizoram  #WeShallOvercome’

Notably, Mizoram was regarded as green zone area when it became COVID-19 free state after its lone patient recovered and discharged from a hospital on May 9.

Earlier, Mizoram government on Sunday had extended the lockdown for another one month till June 30.

The government also issued new guidelines for the fifth phase of lockdown with special emphasis on social distancing and maintenance strict vigilance along the international and inter-state borders which will come into effect from Monday.

According to the new guidelines, all international and inter-state borders will continue to remain closed barring three entry points- Vairengte and Bairabi on the Mizoram-Assam border and Kanhmun on the state border with Tripura, which will be opened for vehicles carrying essential commodities and non-essential commodities allowed by the state Home department.

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