The Mizoram government on Thursday issued a new set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the entry points to the state.

The state government in the new SOP said all the entrants to Mizoram shall fulfil the formalities prescribed by the Home Department, Government of Mizoram, and shall also be screened at the entry screening points with RAgT/RAT for COVID-19. 

All persons tested positive shall be isolated/treated as per the existing protocol. 

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Asymptomatic persons tested negative with RAT may not be quarantined, but shall follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB). The symptomatic person tested negative with RAT shall be tested with RT-PCR/TrueNat, and shall be quarantined for five days even if he/she is found negative in such a test, and be tested again with RT-PCR/TrueNat after the said 5 (five) days. 

Asymptomatic Persons entering Mizoram may be exempted from entry point screening and quarantine subject to production of certain documents before the Entry Point Screening Team. 

The documents to be produced are:

(1) Negative RT-PCR/TrueNat/ CBNAAT test Report for Covid-19 issued by a recognised laboratory within 72 hours prior to the time of entry, or

(2) Certificate of discharge from Home Isolation or Covid care facility issued by the competent authority within 3 months before the date of entry. 

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Self-Monitoring: 

Persons to monitor themselves shall strictly follow CAB viz. social distancing, proper wearing of face mask covering mouth and nose, and hand hygiene; and watch out for any of the Covid-19 symptoms as indicated below:

i. Fever

ii. Cough

iii. Loss of taste/ smell

iv. Sore throat/ throat irritation

v. Malaise/Weakness

vi. Body ache/Headache

vii. Gastro-intestinal upset

viii. Diarrhoea

ix. Dizziness.

X. Anorexia/Nausea/Vomiting 

xi. Shortness of breath/breathlessness

People can seek advice from the CMO/MO concerned or the Helpline at telephone number 102/0389 2323336/0389 2322336/ 0389 2318336.

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