AIZAWL, Aug 9 - With the detection of 43 new cases in the last 24 hours, Mizoram�s COVID-19 tally has reached 608.
The new cases included 18 truckers stranded on National Highway 306 in Mizoram�s Kolasib district due to poor road condition, besides 17 BSF personnel and eight civilians. In the last 24 hours, samples of 497 truck drivers and handymen were tested, of which 18 were found to be positive. All of them underwent Rapid Antigen Test.
�Three of the newly confirmed cases contracted the virus from other positive persons,� an official statement said today. This included a doctor who was in a medical team involved in collection of swab samples and two Mizoram Police personnel who were on duty at a BSF quarantine facility, it added.
Several localities in Aizawl imposed complete lockdown from today fearing community spread.