Partial lockdown lifted in Aizawl Credit: Representational image

Aizawl: Partial lockdown in Aizawl city area, which began on midnight of September 10 has been lifted on Sunday midnight, official sources said.

The 10 days partial lockdown was imposed to restrict movement of persons in public places in Aizawl Municipal area in order to facilitate contact tracing, surveillance, testing and to reduce the local transmission rate in a bid to contain further spread of Covid-19 in the state.

An official said that the unlock guidelines issued on August 31 has been re-validated in whole of the state till September 30.

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The unlock guidelines have relaxed certain economic activities.

Meanwhile, the state government on Sunday issued a modification to a clause in the unlock guidelines according to which three entry or exit points at Vairengte and Bairabi on the Mizoram-Assam border and Kanhmun on the state border with Tripura will be opened 24×7 for vehicles carrying commodities and passengers.

In cases of Lengpui airport, it will be opened every day for cargo flights.

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However, arrangement for operation of passenger flights will be made by civil aviation wing of the General Administration Department in consultation with the operating airlines, the order said.

Earlier, the three entry points- Vairengte, Bairabi and Kanhmun were opened for passenger carrying vehicles only on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 6 am to 2 pm.

While Lengpui airport was opened every day for cargo flights, special days were fixed by the government for commercial passenger flights to land and operate from the airport, according to the previous order.

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