Aizawl

  • 49 new COVID-19 cases in Mizoram; tally rises to 1,835
    Aizawl, September 26 (PTI) At least 49 people, including 42 security personnel, have tested positive for coronavirus in Mizoram, taking the state''s COVID-19 caseload to 1,835, an official said on Saturday. Of the 42 security personnel, 27 are Assam Rifles personnel posted in Aizawl and 15 Border Security Force (BSF) jawans stationed in Aizawl and Serchhip districts, the official said. Five state residents and two outsiders - a worker of Border Road Organisation (BRO) and
  • Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,786
    Aizawl September 25 (PTI): Twenty-six people, including five Assam Rifles personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the state''s virus caseload to 1,786, an official said on Friday. Of the 26 cases, 24 were reported from Aizawl district and one each from Kolasib and Mami districts, the official said. He said that 23 cases were confirmed at Zoram Medical College (ZMC), 2 at Kolasib and Mamit district hospitals with the help of TrueNat machines and one
  • BJP MLA asks Mizoram govt to send him outside for COVID-19 test
    Aizawl, September 25 (PTI): Lone BJP MLA in Mizoram Dr BD Chakma has asked the state government to refer him to some hospital outside the state for COVID-19 testing after his re- test sample tested positive despite him being asymptomatic for more than a week. Chakma wrote to Mizoram Health minister Dr R Lalthangliana and Health and Family Welfare board vice chairman Dr ZR Thiamsanga urging them that he should be referred to either Kolkata or Guwahati to cross check his swab sam
  • Mizoram MP seeks compensation for people affected by earthquakes
    Aizawl, September 23 (PTI): Rajya Sabha MP from Mizoram K Vanlalvena has urged the Centre to give compensations to people affected by earthquakes in Mizoram and to send a team to investigate the cause of frequent earthquakes in the state, an official said on Wednesday. The MP has asked the Earth Science Ministry and Ministry of Home Affairs Disaster Management Division to immediately send an investigation team to Mizoram, to provide compensation to the earthquake victims, and to pro
  • 22 new COVID-19 cases in Mizoram, tally rises to 1,713
    Aizawl, September 23 (PTI): At least 22 people including 16 BSF jawans have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the state''s virus caseload to 1,713, an official said on Wednesday. Sixteen Border Security Force (BSF) jawans posted at Lunglei and Serchhip, one non-state resident construction worker and the five state residents tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24-hours, the official said. Eleven cases were reported from Lunglei district, six from Serchhi
  • Another earthquake occurs in Mizoram
    Newmai News Network Aizawl | September 20 Earthquakes continue to occur in Mizoram after the state experienced its first one in this series on June 18. Reports said that people in Champhai district of Mizoram felt 80 to 100 tremors including aftershocks since June 18, 2020. The latest one occurred on Sunday morning in the state. However, the exact number of earthquakes which have occurred since June 18, 2020 was not officially confirmed. According to the National Centre for S
  • MPC & PRISM to merge in Mizoram
    Newmai News Network Aizawl | September 20  Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC) and People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) have decided to merge soon. The former is a 45 years old party while the latter was a corruption watchdog which became a political party not long ago. According to sources, leaders of both the parties held several rounds of meetings and agreed to merge.The sources also said all formalities were already done. The merg
  • 30 new COVID-19 cases in Mizoram; tally rises to 1,578
    Aizawl, September 20 (PTI): At least 30 people, including 17 Assam Rifles personnel in Mizoram, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the state''s tally to 1,578, an official said on Sunday. Of the 30 new cases, 20 were reported from Lunglei district, 4 each from Kolasib and Lawngtlai, one each from Aizawl and Mamit districts, the official said. He said that all the patients were asymptomatic and were out of danger. Apart from a patient in Aiza
  • 14 new COVID-19 cases in Mizoram; tally rises to 1,548
    Aizawl, September 19 (PTI): At least 14 people, including six security personnel, have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mizoram in the last 24 hours, taking the state''s tally to 1,548, an official said on Saturday. Of the 14 new cases, eight were reported from Aizawl district, five from Lunglei and one from Serchhip district, the official said. While six patients have no travel history and were diagnosed with COVID-19 during contact tracing, the remaining eight p
  • 28 new cases push Mizoram's COVID-19 tally to 1,534
    Aizawl, September 18 (PTI): Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,534 on Friday as 28 more people, including 24 security personnel, tested positive for the infection, a health official said. Twenty-seven new patients have travel history, while one infection was detected during contact tracing, he said. Nineteen cases were reported in Aizawl district, six in Lunglei, two in Sercchip and one in Kolasib, the official said. Eighteen Assam Rifles personnel and six BSF jawans are a
  • Mizoram: Partial lockdown extended in Aizawl
    Aizawl, September 17 (PTI): The Mizoram government on Thursday extended partial lockdown in Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) area for another three days till Sunday to facilitate tracing of people who came in contact with Covid-19 positive patients, state Health Minister R Lalthangliana said on Thursday. The decision was taken at the meeting of senior officers, leaders of churches and Central Young Mizo Association (CYMA), which is the largest secular non-governmental organisation
  • Mizoram govt providing equal treatment facilities to COVID-19 patients: Health Minister
    Aizawl, September  17 (PTI):  A day after the BJP blamed the Mizoram government for promoting "VIP culture" by setting up a separate COVID-19 Care Centre for them, state Health Minister Dr R Lalthangliana rubbished the claim, saying equal treatment facilities are being provided to all coronavirus patients, irrespective of their age, gender and class. He termed the allegations levelled by the opposition party as "baseless". "A 28-bedded new MLA h
  • 12 new COVID-19 cases in Mizoram, tally rises to 1,480
    Aizawl, September 16: (PTI) At least 12 people, including four Border Security Force jawans, have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking Mizoram''s COVID-19 caseload to 1,480, an official statement said on Wednesday. According to the statement issued by state Information and Public Relations department, four cases were reported from Aizawl district, five from Serchhip district, two from Kolasib district and one case was reported from Mamit district.
  • Mizoram likely to allow home isolation of asymptomatic patients of COVID-19
    Newmai News Network AIZAWL | September 15 All asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in Mizoram are likely to place themselves under home isolation soon. According to a Health department source, a meeting chaired by Health minister Dr R Lalthangliana reviewed the guidelines on COVID-19 and decided that asymptomatic patients can undergo home isolation. The reviewed guidelines were sent to the chief minister for approval, according to the source. It added that once the chief minister appr
  • Health secretary, 10-year-old girl among 40 new COVID-19 cases in Mizoram
    Aizawl, September 15 (PTI): Mizoram''s COVID-19 tally increased to 1,468 as 40 more people, including state health secretary and a 10-year-old girl, have tested positive for the disease, an official said on Tuesday. Of the fresh cases, 35 were reported from Aizawl, two from Hnahthial and one each from Lunglei, Khawzawl and Lawngtlai districts, he said. "State Health Secretary H Lalengmawia, a 10-year-old girl from Aizawl and an employee of the Border Security Force f
  • Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,428
    Aizawl, September 14 (PTI): Mizoram''s COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,428 as 14 more people have tested positive for novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, an official said on Monday. Of the 14 new cases, 11 were reported from Aizawl district, two from Saitual and one from Kolasib district, the official said. Eight out of the 14 cases were locally transmitted cases. The remaining six patients have come from outside the state. The number of active COVID-19 cases in the st
  • Mizoram legislator tests positive for COVID-19, state tally at 1,414
    Newmai News Network Aizawl | September 13 A Mizoram legislator tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. The MLA was among the 35 fresh cases of COVID-19 detected in the state. According to official sources, lone BJP legislator, Dr Budhha Dhan Chakma tested positive for the virus but he is asymptomatic. He is the first MLA in the state to have contracted the disease in the state.  The sources then said all the family members of the 47-year old legislator were tested negati
  • Two-year-old girl among 35 new COVID-19 cases in Mizoram
    Aizawl, September 13 (PTI): Mizoram reported 35 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the state''s tally to 1,414, an official said. Among the new patients were a two-year-old girl, and two truckers who came to the state from Punjab and Assam, he said. There are 591 active cases in the state at present while 823 people have recovered from COVID-19, the official said. Of the new cases, 28 were reported from Aizawl, four from Lunglei and three from Kolasib, he said. Al
  • Mizoram''s lone BJP MLA tests positive for COVID-19
    Aizawl, September 13 (PTI): Mizoram''s lone BJP legislator Budhha Dhan Chakma has tested positive for COVID-19, official sources said on Sunday. He was among the 35 people who were diagnosed with coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, they said. Chakma, 47, is the only legislator in Mizoram to have tested positive for COVID-19. "I am very surprised that I have tested positive for COVID-19. But I am asymptomatic and doing very well. Luckily, all my other famil
  • 26 fresh cases push Mizoram''s COVID-19 tally to 1,379
    Aizawl, September 12 (PTI): Twenty-six more people, including a nine-month-old baby, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the northeastern state''s tally to 1,379 on Saturday, a health official said. Eighteen new cases were reported in Aizawl district, five in Saitual, two in Lawngtlai and one in Siaha, he said. All the fresh infections in Aizawl are local transmission cases, while the remaining eight new patients from three districts have travel history,