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Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga

Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga on Friday said continuous and ceaseless vigil should be maintained along the inter-state and international borders to prevent further spread of novel coronavirus in the state.

Mizoram shares a 284 km inter-state boundary with Assam, Manipur and Tripura. It also shares porous international border of 722 km long distance with Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Zoramthanga on Friday convened a meeting with officials of state home department and security forces to review security scenario along the inter-state and international borders, an official said.

The chief minister underlined the need for maintaining continuous vigilance along the borders and asked security forces and state police to coordinate with village level task forces, the official said.

The meeting agreed to make a proper plant for equal distribution of personnel along the borders in view of coming monsoon and also step up measure for better cooperation among security forces, police and local volunteers.

It was mentioned in the meeting that 22 companies of Assam Rifles are on duty in at least 50 entry points along the Mizoram-Myanmar border and about 24 companies of Border Security Force (BSF) are deployed at 40 entry points along the Indo-Bangladesh border.

A total of 2,906 policemen are also engaged in border sealing duty, law and order, contact tracing and guarding quarantine centres across the state.

Besides, about 1,076 local volunteers are on duty along the international borders and another 508 are on the inter-state borders.

Home minister Lalchamliana also attended the meeting.

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