Though the cases of COVID19 is among the lowest in the country, ‘No Tolerance Fortnight’ has been imposed in the Aizawl Municipal Area from October 27, in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Most shops in the area will remain closed and traffic movements strictly restricted. All educational institutes will also remain shut as a precautionary measure.
Mizoram confirmed its first Coronavirus case on March 24, when a resident of Aizawl who returned from Netherlands, tested positive. Notably, the state was relatively free from the virus during April and May.
However, once the lockdown was announced, Mizos from across the country started returning home, which increased COVID19 positive cases in the state and eventually the numbers spiked up to 159 in the month of June.
At present, the cumulative number of the state stands at 2722, with the first death reported on October 28, when a 67 year old man died at the ICU ward of Zoram Medical College.
Dr. Pachuau Lalmalsawma, the State Nodal Officer for COVID19 and also the spokesperson for COVID19 cases in the state, stated that inspite of all possible measures, the spread of the deadly virus could not be fully prevented. However, he added that the state handled crisis well, without any lapse on the part of hospital staffs.
According g to sources, Aizawl and all other district hospitals are adequately equipped with PPEs and other logistics like human resources, training and accommodation, for handling Coronavirus patients. Also, NGOs, church leaders, volunteers and task forces have done an exemplary job in helping in the state’s preparedness in coping with COVID19.Show quoted text