New Delhi: To prevent further spread of the coronavirus, the Mizoram government on Friday extended state-wide partial lockdown till August 31. During the lockdown period, all international and inter- state borders will continue to remain closed, barring three entry points — Vairengte and Bairabi on the Mizoram-Assam border and Kanhmun on the state’s border with Tripura, which will be opened for the movement of commodities, the government said issuing new guidelines. Also Read - Global Covid-19 Deaths Surpass 690,000: CSSE

Night curfew will be imposed in all district headquarters between 8.30 pm and 4.30 am. Apart from that, section 144 will remain in force, i.em assembly of more than five people is prohibited in all the district headquarters.The new guidelines, however, allowed inter-district and intra- state movement for commercial and private vehicles. Business, shops and commercial activities will be allowed with strict adherence to social distancing norms.As per the new norms, Lengpui airport will continue to operate during the extended lockdown. Also Read - Coronavirus: Sri Lanka Makes Face Masks Mandatory in Parliament

However, in Aizawl Municipal Corporation area, vehicles will ply on a rotation basis based on the registration numbers. All educational institutions and coaching centres will remain closed. But training institutes under the Centre and the state government will be allowed to open with strict adherence to the SOP issued by the central government. Also Read - Tripura CM Biplab Deb Goes Into Self-isolation After Family Members Test Positive For Coronavirus

Though religious congregations and other large social gatherings are continued to be prohibited, the fresh guideline allowed morning church prayers, wedding function, funeral, anniversary celebrations, political and other social events with a maximum attendance of 50 people.

Games and sports practice, book release function and other related events are also allowed with a maximum of 25 people in attendance.  In line with the Centre’s guidelines for Unlock 3, the state government has decided to open gyms  from August 5.

(With PTI inputs)