Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga has summoned a meeting of all political parties, civil societies, student bodies, doctor associations and a church body on July 2 to discuss the Covid-19 scenario in the state.

The development came 4 days after all political parties, NGOs and churches asked the state government to call for an all-party meet over Covid-19.

“The summoning of the meeting is a follow-up to the resolution passed at the joint meeting of all political parties, NGOs and churches convened by Central Young Mizo Association (CYMA) in Aizawl on June 24,” the meeting notice said.

The meeting will be held at 11 am at the assembly conference hall in Aizawl.

Apart from the chief minister, assembly speaker, health minister, home minister, supply minister, information and public relation minister and other important officials, including state chief secretary, will attend the coming meeting from the government side, the notice said.

Representatives of All Mizoram Village Council Association and Aizawl City Local Council Association will also attend the meeting, it added.

Earlier on June 24, the meeting of all NGOs, political parties and churches had passed a resolution seeking an all-party meet to deliberate the Covid-19 scenario in the state.
Mizoram continues to grapple with the second wave of Covid-19 as the rising cases remained unabated despite prolonged lockdown for nearly 70 days.

The government has currently imposed lockdown in Aizawl and certain restrictions in other parts of the state, which is scheduled to be lifted on June 30.

The Northeastern state on Monday reported 131 Covid-19 cases, pushing the state’s tally to 19,455.

The number of active cases now stands at 4,148, while 15,216 people have recovered from the infection, including 176 people on Monday.

The Covid-19 death toll in the state is 91.



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