AIZAWL, Dec 28 - Mizoram government said today stricter guidelines are being enforced at Lengpui Airport, the state�s lone airport, to prevent the spread of the new strain of coronavirus found in the UK.
�In line with the new guidelines for passengers coming from Britain, the Mizoram government has enforced stricter scrutiny for the passengers flying from abroad,� Pachuau Lalmalsawma, spokesperson and state nodal officer on COVID-19, said today.
Pachuau said strict surveillance is being conducted at airports across India. He added that till today 3,318 people have returned to India from UK. �Of these, seven people are coming to Mizoram,� he said.
So far, the new variant of the virus has not been detected in Mizoram, he added.
Meanwhile, with two new infections detected during the last 24 hours, Mizoram�s virus tally today reached 4,185.
The two new patients, reported from Lawngtlai district included an eight-month-old baby. The other is a staff nurse at Lawngtlai district hospital. Mizoram now has 127 active COVID-19 cases, 64 in Aizawl district, 31 in Lunglei, 11 in Lawngtlai, four in Serchhip, eight in Kolasib, four Champhai, two in Saitual and three in Hnahthial. Siaha, Mamit and Khawzawl districts are COVID-19 free as of now.
Mizoram has so far reported eight COVID-19 deaths. A total of 4,049 people have recovered from the disease. Altogether 1,76,234 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till date, including 103 on Sunday.