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Mizoram logs 6,463 Covid-19 cases, 25 deaths in last 6 days Covid-19 restrictions extended till October 30



Mizoram reported 6,463 Covid-19 cases in the past 6 days between October 12 and October 17 and the total tally has reached 1,12,599 on Sunday.


At least 25 people have succumbed to the infection during the same period, which took the death toll to 383.


At least 1,430 cases were reported on October 12, which is the singleday highest spike in the past 6 days and the lowest spike of 901 cases were reported on October 15.


The state has reported ported less than 1000 single-day cases for the third consecutive day on Sunday as 948 cases were reported on that day.


At least 932 cases were reported on Saturday. The average single-day infection rate during the last six days was 13.79 per cent. The number of Covid-19 active cases now stands at 11,998 while 1,00,218 people have recovered from the infection.


The recovery rate among Covid19 patients is 89 per cent and the death rate is 0.34 per cent.


The state has conducted more than 12.20 lakh sample tests for COVID-19 till date.


Over 6.90 lakh people have been vaccinated till Saturday, of which 4.9 lakh people have received full dose of Covid-19 vaccine, state immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi said. Meanwhile, the government has extended the Covid-19 guidelines, which was issued on October 1 and expired on October 16 , till October October 30.


The order issued on October 1 had allowed the re-opening of churches in even worst Covid-19 affected AMC area apart from other parts of the state only on Sunday and Sabbath (Saturday) during daytime with 50 per cent sitting capacity.


School and other higher educational institutions will continue to remain close in AMC but training institutes will be re-opened with 50 per cent sitting capacity in the state capital, the order had said.


In Covid-19 free town and villages outside AMC area, the government has already allowed re-opening of schools (for KG to class 12) and anganwadi centres on August 15 and further allowed re-opening of all educational institutions, including colleges, on September 5.


Re-opening of public parks is had been allowed even in AMC area with 50 participants subjected to permission of local level task force of the locality where such park located since October 3. Social or public gatherings like anniversary or birthday celebrations and other gatherings are now allowed in AMC area with either 50 per cent of the sitting capacity or 50 attendees, whichever is less.


The number of attendees in funerals and weddings in AMC area has been increased from 30 to 50 or 50 per cent of the sitting capacity, whichever is less, it said. The number of attendees in picnic resorts was raised from 25 to 50, while the number of participants has been raised to 20 for indoor games and 50 for outdoor games and 50 for gymnasium in AMC area.


Holding of tournament had been allowed without the audience evening all parts of the state and the number of participants is fixed at 50 or 50 per cent of the sitting capacity, whichever is less. Apart from economic activities or commercial activities allowed previously, the government had already allowed full re-opening of all business shops, market places, hawker stalls, hotels, restaurants (with 50% sitting capacity) and tourist lodges, among others, across AMC area from October 3.


According to officials, night curfew will continue to be imposed in all district headquarters between 8 pm and 4 pm.


(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol 19 Issue 139 Aizawl Monday 17 October