AIZAWL, May 12 - Mizoram will complete a 62-day lockdown on May 17, but Chief Minister Zoramthanga is in favour of its extension as a precautionary measure.
Though Mizoram falls under the Green Zone as of now, the Chief Minister, during the video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi late on Monday evening, said it was necessary to extend the lockdown as Mizoram is surrounded by countries and States where the number of COVID-19 cases is still high.
Zoramthanga also attributed the State�s virus-free status to the discipline of its people and the combined efforts of the church, NGOs and administration. �With the help of the church, NGOs and the State Government, we have managed to contain COVID-19 and are determined to do so in future,� the Chief Minister said.
Zoramthanga pointed out that crucial days are ahead as thousands of stranded citizens are coming home from various States and Union Territories. He urged the Prime Minister to arrange special trains to bring home stranded Mizoram citizens and ensure that the trains carry them up to the Bairabi Railway Station in north Mizoram.