COVID-19 pandemic in Mizoram

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COVID-19 pandemic in Mizoram
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Disease COVID-19
Virus strain SARS-CoV-2
Location Mizoram, India
First outbreak Wuhan, Hubei, China
Arrival date14 April 2020
(1 year, 9 months and 2 days)
Confirmed cases1,333 (10 September 2020)
Active cases583
Recovered750 (10 September 2020)
Deaths
20
Fatality rate0%

The first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in India was reported on 30 January 2020, originating from China. Slowly, the pandemic spread to various states and union territories including the state of Mizoram. The first case was recorded in this region on 24 March 2020, [1] and the first death was recorded on 28 October 2020. [2]

Contents

Statistics

DistrictTotal casesRecoveriesDeathsActive cases
Total44,52032,85416811,498
Aizawl 30,56221,6561338,773
Champhai 6444621181
Hnahthial 10310300
Khawzawl 10910702
Kolasib 3,6302,77417839
Lawngtlai 2,6942,1347553
Lunglei 3,4302,8662562
Mamit 1,3589932363
Saiha 9207431176
Saitual 221202217
Serchhip 849814332
As of 2021-08-10 [3]

Timeline

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Jan to Mar 2022

Testing

Mizoram has a COVID-19 sample testing laboratory at Zoram Medical College, [20] it also procured 1,000 testing kits from Assam Medical College. [21] The state government also sanctioned over Rs 2 crore from Chief Minister Relief Fund (CMRF) for the purchase of 10 Trunenat machines. [22]

A TrueNet Laboratory was inaugurated on the ground floor of Serchhip Hospital, Serchhip in the district of Serchhip. The Laboratory, equipped with two RNA extraction, is capable of testing for COVID-19. This is expected to greatly reduce the wait time, as all test samples were previously sent to Zoram Medical College. [23]

The state government has also stated that it has over 7,800 rapid or anti-body test kits for COVID-19 received from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). [24]

Migrant workers

Financial support

The Mizoram State Government provided financial assistance of over Rs 1.58 crore to at least 43 Mizo Welfare Associations in various states to assist the stranded people from the state. [25]

Transpiration to Home state

More than 11,541 students and laborers stranded in different parts of India and abroad have returned to Mizoram. [26] Some of the returnees came by Shramik trains as shown below:

Impact

Education

The Mizoram government has postponed the opening of school for 2020–21 till the situation stabilizes. [33]

Economy

More than 1900 youths who have returned from different parts of the country have lost their jobs due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus in Mizoram. [34] Over 40,000 construction workers were provided assistance of Rs 3,000 each by the Mizoram government due to the lockdown. [35]

Agriculture

Oil palm growers in the state had incurred a loss to the tune of Rs 25-Rs 30 lakh because of absence of market. The growers of other cash crops like ginger, turmeric and sugarcane also faced hardship as they could not harvest their produce. [36]

COVID-19 Vaccines with Approval for Emergency or Conditional Usage

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan visiting the GTB Hospital, Shahdara to review the preparedness of Dry Run of COVID-19 vaccine, in Delhi on January 02, 2021. The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan visiting the GTB Hospital, Shahdara to review the preparedness of Dry Run of COVID-19 vaccine, in Delhi on January 02, 2021 (2).jpg
Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan visiting the GTB Hospital, Shahdara to review the preparedness of Dry Run of COVID-19 vaccine, in Delhi on January 02, 2021.

Covishield

On January 1, 2021, the Drug Controller General of India, approved the emergency or conditional use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222 (marketed as Covishield). [37] Covishield is developed by the University of Oxford and its spin-out company, Vaccitech. [38] It's a viral vector vaccine based on replication-deficient Adenovirus that causes cold in Chimpanzees. It can be stored, transported and handled at normal refrigerated conditions (two-eight degrees Celsius/ 36-46 degrees Fahrenheit). It has a shelf-life of at least six months.

On 12 January 2021 first batches of Covishield vaccine was despatched from the Serum Institute of India. [39]

Covaxin

On January 2, 2021, BBV152 (marketed as Covaxin), first indigenous vaccine, developed by Bharat Biotech in association with the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology received approval from the Drug Controller General of India for its emergency or conditional usage. [40]

On 14 January 2021 first batches of Covaxin vaccine was despatched from the Bharat Biotech, albeit it was still in the third phase of testing. [41]

Others

On 19 May 2021, Dr Reddy's Labs received Emergency Use Authorisation for anti-COVID drug 2-DG. [42]

On 21 October 2021, India completed administering of one billion Covid vaccines in the country. [43]

On 8 January 2022, India crossed 1.5 billion Covid vaccines milestone in the country. [44]

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