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Mizoram records one more Covid-19 death

 Staff Reporter: Aizawl, Jan 11:


Mizoram reported one more Covid-19 death as a 57-year-old man died due to ailment related to the viral infection on Sunday, an official statement said today.


The statement said Lakhi Dan Chakma, of Silsury Village in Mamit district died at 2:30 pm yesterday at Zoram Medical College here due to pneumonia, caused by coronavirus infection.


The statement said Chakma tested positive on December 21 in a private hospital where he was being treated for other ailments and was immediately admitted to ZMC.


The victim was also suffering from hypertension, it said.


So far, the Covid-19 infection has claimed nine lives in Mizoram.


While the first Covid-19 was reported on March 24 last year, the first fatality was reported on October 28 in the same year.


Mizoram is known to be the least Covid-19 affected state in the country.


The state on Monday reported one more infection of coronavirus.


The new case was detected from 210 samples tested at Truenat labs in district hospitals and Rapid Antigen Tests. The main lab at ZMC Aizawl was closed on Sunday.


The 30-year-old new patient, a BSF personnel returned recently from Assam, an official statement said.


The state now has 92 active cases of Covid-19.


Mizoram has so far tested 1,87,079 samples from which 4,293 cases of Covid-19 have been detected. Out of these 4,192 patients have recovered from the viral infection, putting the recovery rate at 97.64 percent.


Meanwhile, the state government has extended the ongoing ‘Covid-19 No Tolerance Drive’ across the state to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 in the state.


The no-tolerance drive was earlier scheduled to be lifted on January 11.


A government order on Friday said the guidelines for ‘Covid-19 No Tolerance Drive’ issued on November 27, 2020 will remain in force until further notice.


Under the existing guidelines, inter-state borders are open for vehicles carrying commodities and passengers.


Lengpui airport is also open.


All educational institutions, training institutes, religious places, cinema halls, auditorium, community halls, picnic spots and swimming pools have remained closed.


However, all shops are normally functioning.


Assembly of more than five people is prohibited in public places.


Night curfew is imposed in all district headquarters, including state capital Aizawl from 8 pm to 4:30 am.


(Source: Newslink Vol-XXIII No. 2 Aizawl January 12, Tuesday 2021)