Schools to remain closed till January 15 to avert spread of COVID19

Schools to remain closed till January 15 to avert spread of COVID19
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To check the spread of Corona virus, Mizoram government on Friday decided to keep all its schools closed till January 15 next year. Lalchhandama Ralte, education minister of Mizoram said the decision was taken at the highest level to keep schools closed in the state till January 15. Mizoram on Friday reported 23 new COVID19 positive cases in the state, and the state’s total number has reached 3,788 positive cases.

So far, Mizoram government has been strictly implementing the COVID19 protocol, which in turn, helped to control the spread of viral pandemic in the state. The Mizoram government decided to keep the celebrations of Christmas and New Year a low key affair to ensure that there is no community spread of the viral disease.

The government has banned bursting of firecrackers on Christmas and New Year to curb air pollution which could aggravate respiratory problems of COVID-19 patients and others, an official said on Tuesday. Apart from firecrackers, the use of sky lanterns and other pyrotechnics including toy guns has also been banned, officials said.

It was also decided to set up special police checkpoints and conduct mobile patrolling during the festive season, the official said. Apart from the police, COVID-19 local task force volunteers will be roped to ensure that the prohibitions are implemented in totality.

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