Covid-19

Useful information related to the response to Covid-19.

Clarification on CADC’s status in dealing with Covid-19

Kamalanagar, 5 June, 2020: In the wake of damage being caused to the reputation of Chakma Autonomous District Council due to some people questioning the lack of activism on the part of CADC in the fight against Covid-19 it is being felt to dispel misgivings so created in the minds of the public.

First of all it has to be understood that CADC’s power and function are limited and defined, within the bound of which it exercises its power and function. As for the matter of dealing with containment of Covid-19, it is a subject matter of the State government by virtue of implementation of the Mizoram Epidemic Diseases (Covid-19) Regulations, 2020 and the Mizoram (Containment and Prevention of Covid-19) Ordinance, 2020. CADC cannot act on its whims and fancies disregarding the above mentioned regulations.

To be specific it has come to the cognizance of the CADC authority that question was being raised as to why CADC was not bearing responsibility to dispose waste of the quarantined centres at Kamalanagar when sanitation was its subject. It has been also pointed out that while LADC was rendering the service in the quarantine centres of Lawngtlai why CADC stayed away. It is being clarified that the district authorities who are the authorized persons as per the above regulations did not make any requisition for such service from CADC.

As regards to the question being raised as to why the staff of CADC being not engaged in the service of running the quarantine centres which has been the case in LADC, it is that no requisition for such requirement have been made by the authorized persons.

Notwithstanding the fact about CADC’s status with regards to dealing with Covid-19 pandemic, it has been putting effort to mitigate distress of people affected by the pandemic and coordinating with stakeholders in their effort for containment and prevention of spread of Covid-19.

The MDCs of CADC have been supporting the VLTFs of their constituencies with financial assistance since the beginning. Rs.50,000 was given to CYCA to help them manage the voluntary services in the fight against Covid-19. Subsequently, CADC has sponsored the NGOs to tour the villages of Indo-Bangla border to sensitize and motivate the VLTFs, for which Rs.1 lakh was sanctioned out of the Rs.20 lakhs set aside for Covid-19. CADC has listed the stranded migrant workers which were forwarded to Ministry of Labour and Employment and to the government of Mizoram for relief and to facilitate in evacuation. Rs.2000, to each stranded migrant workers, was sanctioned for transfer to their account as relief out of the Rs.20 lakhs. The stranded students were also listed to understand the scenario and to facilitate in their evacuation if necessary.

SOP for return of Permanent Residents of Mizoram stranded outside the state.

GOVERNMENT OF MIZORAM
DISASTER MANAGEMENT & REHABILITATION DEPARTMENT

Aizawl, the 8th of May, 2O2O

CIRCULAR

In order to facilitate the smooth return of persons currently stranded outside Mizoram, a Standard Operating Procedure for Returnrn of Permanent Residents of Mizoram Stranded Outside the State due to COVID-19 Lockdown, as appended herewith, is hereby circulated for information and guidance of all concerned.

Sd/- LALBIAKSANGI
Secretary to the Government of Mizoram
Disaster Management & Rehabilitation Department

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Stranded Chakma Students to Report

Whereas, the countrywide lockdown due to Covid-19 continues to be extended and situation returning to normalcy immediately seems unlikely.

The Chakma Autonomous District Council felt it expedient to list the Chakma students from Mizoram stranded in different parts of the country due to the lockdown so that in case of emergency help extended by state government or central government can be facilitated.

Therefore, I am directed to ask all such Students who are stranded outside the state of Mizoram to report themselves in the link https://forms.gle/xnigfGm7F8iY3gpu6 at the earliest.

Sd/-
Prabin Chakma
Information & Public Relations Officer
Chakma Autonomous District Council

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SDO(C), Chawngte calls meeting on implementation of the Mizoram (Containment and Prevention of Covid-19) Ordinance, 2020

Kamalanagar, 04 May, 2020: Pu S. Kaptluanga, SDO(C), Chawngte in a meeting attended by representatives of CADC, Health Department, Police Department, Intelligence Department, local NGO leaders and VLTFs of Kamalanagar town area and Chawngte area called for implementation of the Mizoram (Containment and Prevention of Covid-19) Ordinance, 2020. The meeting also discussed restriction/prohibition to be observed during the 3rd stage lockdown announced by the government.

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Mizoram Epidemic Diseases (Covid-19) Regulations 2020

No. D.33011/21/2019-HFW(nCOV)/Pt, the 17th March 2020.

In the interest of public health and safety and in excercise of the powers conferred under Section 2, 3 & 4 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 (Central Act 3 of 1897), the Government of Mizoram is pleased to issue the following temporary regulations for prevention and containment of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease-2019).

The Mizoram (Containment and Prevention of Covid-19) Ordinance, 2020

To contain and prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the State of Mizoram and matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

WHEREAS the Legislative Assembly of Mizoram is not in session, and the Governor of Mizoram is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary for him to take immediate action;

NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 213 of the Constitution, the Governor of Mizoram is pleased to promulgate the following Ordinance,

Offences and penalty

The various offences and penalties thereof have been briefly highlighted for easy reference. Please consult the ordinance for a detailed explanation.

Sub sectionOffencePenalty (Fine / Imprisonment)
1Without Mask₹ 100
2Violating Social Distancing₹ 200
3Spitting in public₹ 300
4Organising events without permission₹ 5000
5Crossing borders without permission₹ 5000
6Evading Quarantine / Isolation₹ 3000
7Escaping Quarantine / Isolation facility₹ 1000-5000
8Endangering safety at quarantine / isolation facility₹ 500
9Any other violation₹ 1000
10Revealing Covid-19 patient details₹ 5000 or 3 months prison or both
Offences and penalties thereof as per the The Mizoram (Containment and Prevention of Covid-19) Ordinance, 2020

Return of residents of Mizoram stranded in North Eastern States.

The Secretary to the Government of Mizoram, Disaster Management & Rehabilitation Department in a memo has intimated that the Government of Mizoram, in consultation with the State Governments of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura, has decided to facilitate the return of residents of Mizoram stranded in these states. The memo which also details the procedure to be followed for their repatriation from these states is provided below: