The Mizoram government has extended the “Covid-19 No Tolerance Drive” lockdown for another three weeks till November 30 to curtail the rising cases of Covid-19 in the state.

The lockdown that began on October 26, was scheduled to be lifted on November 10.

According to a government order issued on Saturday, the inter-state border will continue to remain open for vehicles carrying commodities and passengers.

The inter-state border is currently opened at four entry points- Vairengte and Bairabi (with Assam) Kanhmun (with Tripura) and Khawkawn (with Maipur).

The Lengpui Airport will also remain open and the schedule for flight operations will be arranged by the civil aviation wing of the state general administration department in consultation with operating airlines, the order stated.

All educational institutions, training institutes, religious places, cinema halls, auditorium, community halls, picnic spots and swimming pools will remain closed.

Assembly of more than five people is prohibited in public places.

Night curfew has been clamped in all district headquarters, including state capital Aizawl from 8 pm to 4:30 am.

All shops will be allowed to open. However, shops in market areas and shopping complexes within Aizawl municipal area will open on alternate days.

Mizoram on Sunday reported 57 new Covid-19 positive cases, pushing the state’s total positive cases to 3,090. 2,526 people have recovered from the virus. The disease has claimed two lives so far.

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