AIZAWL, May 2 - The Mizoram Government today decided to extend the ongoing lockdown till May 17, in line with the Centre�s order.
A meeting of the Council of Ministers, chaired by Chief Minister Zoramthanga, took the decision to extend the lockdown in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The meeting also adopted the Ordinance for Containment and Prevention of COVID-19 after a detailed discussion. The ordinance aims to ensure strict adherence to the lockdown guidelines.
The meeting also decided to make use of the special trains rolled out by the Ministry of Railways, to bring back people of Mizoram stranded in other States.
�As it appears that the COVID-19 pandemic is reaching its peak in other parts of the country, we need to take utmost precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak in our State,� the Chief Minister said.
Despite the economic consequences, he urged the people to bear with the situation keeping in mind that people of the entire world are struggling due to the pandemic.
With only one COVID-19 active case, Mizoram falls in the Green Zone where as per the Central Government guidelines, certain activities are allowed with some restrictions.