Mizoram, 27th October: The Mizoram government on Monday decided to impose complete lockdown within Aizawl Municipal Council (AMC) area from today till November 3.

The development comes as the state has taken the coronavirus tally to 2,359 with 18 people testing positive for the virus off late.

An emergency meeting under chairmanship of Health Minister and Home Minister held today decided to impose lockdown within Aizawl Municipal Council (AMC) area after obtaining due consent from the CM. Lockdown will begin at 4:30 AM tomorrow till 4:30 AM of Nov 3,” the state government’s notification said.

Issuing this statement, the state administration said that the decision of this lockdown in Mizoram was taken after holding an emergency meeting with the state’s health minister and home minister.

Mizoram has not reported any fatality because of COVID-19 so far. According to the health department, 1,01,789 samples have been tested in the state.

Of the fresh cases, 10 are from Aizawl, four from Serchhip, three from Lunglei and one from Lawngtlai district.

In a latest development, the state government has decided to shut all schools that were reopened for students of classes 10 and 12 due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and also because some pupils have tested positive for the infection.