AIZAWL, Aug 13 - Mizoram today reported a single case of COVID-19, which took the State�s tally to 649.
The new positive case was detected through a rapid antigen test at Champhai, an official release stated, adding that the infected person is a 25-year-old male, who had come from Assam and was under institutional quarantine. He is asymptomatic.
Meanwhile, all 42 truckers stranded in Lawngtlai district in south Mizoram have tested negative, while 82 samples tested at the Zoram Medical College here have also been confirmed as negative.
With 13 recovered patients being discharged today, a total of 343 persons have so far recovered from the disease in Mizoram, putting the State�s active cases at 306.
Meanwhile, it is now mandatory for those waiting for results of their swab sample tests to self-quarantine themselves.
An order issued today by Mizoram Health and Family Welfare Secretary H Lalengmawia stated that anyone whose swab sample is collected, should not venture out of their home till the result is out and tests negative.
�Once their test results are out, they should follow the Government�s guidelines. And those under institutional quarantine should complete their quarantine period even if they test negative,� the order said.
Earlier, those waiting for test results were free to roam around which made contact tracing a difficult task when their results came out positive. Such incidents had led to complete lockdown in several localities and hectic contact tracing.
In the most recent case, a police personnel, who was on duty at a BSF quarantine centre, tested positive. It turned out that before his test result came out, he had gone to a lot of places, market, shops, ATM booths, etc. Eight people from his family and neighbourhood contracted the virus from him.