Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga chairing an emergency meeting with top officials of the state government in Aizawl on Monday
Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga chairing an emergency meeting with top officials of the state government in Aizawl on Monday|EastMojo image
MIZORAM

Coronavirus: Mizoram seals international borders, bans ‘outsiders’

Temporary suspension of entry over coronavirus scare will affect all individuals intending to enter state from neigbouring Myanmar and Bangladesh, say top govt officials

Ezrela Dalidia Fanai

Ezrela Dalidia Fanai

Aizawl: Mizoram has temporarily closed down its international borders and banned the issuing of Inner Line Permit (ILP) to "outsiders" as a precautionary measure against the outbreak of deadly coronavirus or COVID-19 across the world, including in India. This was decided at a top-level meeting in Aizawl on Monday.

Chief minister Zoramthanga chaired the emergency meeting with top officials of the state government at the CM Conference Hall in Aizawl on Monday. In the meeting, it was decided to suspend entry of outsiders.

Officials said that the temporary suspension of entry will affect all individuals intending to enter from neigbouring Myanmar and Bangladesh. Meanwhile, two entry points each for neighbouring states -- Assam, Tripura and Manipur -- have been identified, wherein travellers will have to undergo mandatory screening.

The meeting has also warned against hoarding of consumable items.

So far, 80 people in Mizoram have been home-quarantined including 13 who got quarantined on Monday.

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