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Mizoram CM’s sister died of COVID-19

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Aizawl: Chief minister of Mizoram Zoramthanga has taken to his social media platform to mourn the death of his elder sister Lalvuani. She was 88-year-old.

The Mizoram chief minister took to twitter by tweeting: “It is with deep sorrow that I announce the demise of my beloved elder sister Lalvuani (88-years) this morning at 11:30 am. A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered.”

She was diagnosed with COVID-19 on the September 27, 2021. However, the number of cases related to COVID-19 is declining across the country.

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Alarm bell ringing for Tripura on COVID-19 case as Mizoram has highest positivity rate

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Agartala: The Government of India is set to send an expert team to Mizoram as well as financial and medical assistance as this North Eastern state has the highest positivity rate of COVID-19 cases. But this has set the alarm bell ringing for the neighbouring state Tripura in view of Durga Puja celebrations. Tripura shares its border with Mizoram so a proper care is required.

However, the Tripura Government under Biplab Kumar Deb has successfully taken every possible measure to contain COVID-19 cases in the state. On the contrary Mizoram has the highest COVID-19 positivity rate in India at 18.44 per cent.

Data released by the Union Health Ministry on September 30, 2001 suggests that India’s weekly positivity rate is 1.74 per cent, down from 3 per cent in the previous 97 days and the daily positivity rate is 1.56 per cent, down from 3 per cent in the previous 31 days.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan told a Mizoram government delegation in New Delhi on September 29, 2021 that a team of experts would be deployed to the state as soon as it is possible.

He also informed the delegation from Mizoram that if the state government requests it, the Union government can arrange for the free supply of Monoclonal Antibodies Cocktail (MAC), which is however very expensive but equally effective COVID medication costing Rs 1,20,000 per set to Mizoram.

The Union Health Secretary stated in response to the state’s request for financial help that Mizoram received Rs 44.38 crore out of a total money allocation of Rs 14,744.99 crore under the Centre’s Emergency COVID Response Package for all states and UTs. The first instalment of Rs 19.94 crore has been issued and the remaining funds will be paid once the first instalment’s expenditure data is given.

According to health officials in Mizoram, over 1,500 people have tested positive for coronavirus every day for the previous two weeks. So far, 93,660 positive cases and 309 deaths have been reported in India’s second-smallest state. According to COVID-19 data analysis, the virus has infected roughly 7 per cent of the state’s population so far, with an 82.78 per cent recovery rate compared to a national recovery rate of 97.85 per cent.

There were 15,815 active cases as of September 30, with 77,536 persons having recovered so far. Aizawl, with 59,533 cases and 231 deaths, leads the state’s 11 districts, followed by Kolasib (6,952 cases, 24 deaths), and Lunglei (6,855 cases, 17 deaths). Although 596 persons have tested positive, Khawzawl is the only district where no deaths have been reported.

Currently, the state has 218 active cases and the positivity rate is 4.42 percent. In the last 24 hours, a total of 4,676 samples were tested out of which 22 samples tested positive for the virus. Four districts– North, South, Dhalai and Unakoti have reported single positive cases, while Sepahijal has reported four and West district has reported 14 cases. Khowai and Gomati have not reported any positive cases.

Tripura has reported a total of 19,02,973 samples out of which 84,127 have tested positive and 810 have died due to the virus and the mortality rate stands at 0.96 percent.

Meanwhile, Tripura has so far vaccinated 24,95,236 persons with the first dose which is 95.09 percent of the target population 26,24,000 and 13,87,764 people have been completely vaccinated which is 55.63 percent, till September 30, 2021.

The Tripura administration has also imposed section 144 across West Tripura district which will remain inforce till November 4 in a bid to curb the further spread of novel coronavirus cases in Tripura during the festival season.

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U19 women’s trophy Tripura cruise to 175 run win over Mizoram

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Agartala: Tripura clinched a wonderful victory from Mizoram in the Under 19 BCCI tournament at Jaipur on Wednesday. Tripura squad banking on Tanisha Das’s opening century put a big target of 258 for chase. 

The Mizoram team however failed to cross the three digit score bundling out the whole team for just 83 runs in 37.5 overs. In the one day encounter played at KL Saini stadium Jaipur, Mizoram won the toss and elected to field. 

Tripura put up a 62 runs partnership for the first wicket. Antara Das and Ambesha Das played good knocks of 19 and 66 for the second and third wicket. Opening batsman Tanisha Das played a good innings of 101 runs but fell short of the run. 

With the help of Anamika Das’s quick 33 along with 28 extras Tripura succeeded to end up with a respectable total of 258 for 4. 

For Mizoram Ruati and Hriatai emerged as successful bowlers picking up one wicket each. Mizoram in response failed to put up a good fight in front of the sharp bowling attack of Tripura. Antara Das scalped four important wickets taking Tripura close to a much needed victory. Skipper Mami was the only batsman who scored 27 as others failed to cross the two digit mark. 

The whole team collapsed within 83 making room for Tripura to win it’s first match after losing it’s first match against Himachal Pradesh. Tripura Cricket Association joint secretary Kishor Kumar Das congratulated the team for the victory and extended his best wishes.

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