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Partial lockdown in Mizoram from today

By Correspondent

AIZAWL, May 3 - Mizoram will go for partial lockdown from Monday with the State-Level Task Force issuing guidelines for �Lockdown 3.0� late Saturday night.

Mizoram�s international and inter-State borders will remain sealed barring two entry/exit points with Assam and one with Tripura, which will remain open for vehicles transporting essential commodities. Drivers and handymen will be screened at the check gates and will stay at quarantine centres.

Those drivers and handymen from outside Mizoram will prepare meal for themselves on the highway and go back after their goods are unloaded.

Stranded residents brought back to the State will be medically examined and quarantined in their respective districts.

Shops selling essential commodities and other items will be allowed to remain open on alternate days.

As per the latest guidelines, all shops will have to be closed by 5 pm.

Shopkeepers will be required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing of at least six feet from their customers.

Wearing surgical mask or covering face with cloth is mandatory for anyone going outdoors. However, people were advised not to venture out except for urgent matters.

Passenger vehicles, including taxis, will be allowed to operate as per odd-even rule. While taxis can carry only two passengers, other vehicles are allowed to ferry only 50 per cent passengers of their total seating capacity.

Two-wheeler taxis have not yet been allowed to ply.

All public places, except government offices, will remain closed. Though restaurants will remain closed, home delivery service has been allowed.

Assembly of more than five persons is prohibited and only those who are excepted from the lockdown restrictions can venture out at night.

While any form of social gathering is prohibited, only 20 persons are permitted to attend funerals by maintaining social distancing.

Group A and B government employees will attend office on every working day while group C and D employees will work on alternate days. They are advised to maintain social distancing at their workplaces.

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