AIZAWL, June 27 - Over three months after the lockdown was imposed, the Mizoram Government has partially relaxed the restrictions.
The State Government issued the order late on Friday evening in view of a dip in COVID-19 cases in the past few days and considering the fact that there has not been any community transmission in the State.
The order, which came into effect today, will remain in force till June 30.
All shops and commercial establishments have been allowed to reopen but those in shopping complexes and malls can open only on alternate days. Private and commercial vehicles, including taxis, will have to follow the �odd-even� rule.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the State rose to 148 after a 32-year-old man from Champhai district tested positive.
Of 129 samples tested at the Zoram Medical College (ZMC) laboratory here on Friday, one came positive while 107 were negative. Results of the remaining 22 samples are awaited, an official source said.
The new patient is a Delhi returnee, asymptomatic and was under institutional quarantine.
Of the 148 cases, 101 are active while 47 people have recovered and were discharged from hospitals.
Till Friday, 12,480 samples have been tested at the ZMC. �Most of the samples were of returnees who are under quarantine,� the source said.