Earlier this week, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in a letter that cases, as well as the test positivity rate, had seen an increase in the small hill state in the Northeast.
Mizoram had banned the import of pigs from other states and neighbouring foreign countries for about 17 months between August 2020 and January 2022.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference here, Zoramthanga said he had recently discussed the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.
The statement issued by the state Information and Public Relations department said that two more persons from Aizawl district succumbed to the infection on Sunday night, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 479.
Thanhawla, who first led the Congress to victory in Mizoram in 1984, was appointed president of the Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee in 1973 at age 34. He has held the post since.
According to official state government records, there are at least 14,254 refugees across 11 districts of Mizoram as of November 12.
CM Zoramthanga in his letter wrote: 'The Mizo people by and large generally do not understand Hindi. None of my Cabinet Ministers understands Hindi.'
The state Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) had filed an additional charge sheet alleging that Zoramthanga held assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.
The new order allowed the re-opening of churches in Covid-19 affected AMC area and also in other parts of the state only on Sunday and Sabbath (Saturday) during daytime with 50 per cent seating capacity.
About 16% of the cases registered in August and September have been in the 0-10 age group, which is twice the national average, though none of them is serious.
As per reports, the fresh violence began after the supporters of the Burmese government-in-exile, National Unity Government (NUG), which had called for a nationwide uprising last week, clashed in a fierce gunfight with the military junta's forces in a village in Myanmar, very close to Mizoram.
A circular, sent from the Directorate of School Education to all District Education Officers and Sub Divisional Educational Officers on Tuesday, requested officials to arrange for “admission to migrant/refugee children” in their respective jurisdictions so that they can “continue their schooling.”
While Mizoram alleged Assam Police opened fire on three Mizo civilians, Assam claimed miscreants from the other side fired first, after which Assam Police retaliated.
The order issued by the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department on Friday said that the state could face a huge crisis of fuel, which comes via neighbouring Assam, due to the inter-state border dispute.
Mizoram's Kolasib district Deputy Commissioner H Lalthlangliana shot a letter to Assam's Cachar district administration, alleging human rights violation and atrocities on tribal people by Assam government officials and police during a border stand-off on July 10, an official in Aizawl said.
The court observed that the government guidelines violated Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution and put people virtually under "house arrest".
On Monday, more than 500 inmates of the Thutak Nunpuitu Team, a de-addiction centre and orphanage in the outskirts of Aizawl, tested positive, resulting in the state’s highest single day rise in Covid cases (662) since the pandemic began in 2020.
The 76-year-old, who lives in a sprawling four-storey home in Baktawng village with 39 wives, over 90 children and at least 33 grandchildren, headed a religious sect Lalpa Kohhran thar -- which allows polygamy for men.
Chana, who had 38 wives, 89 children and 36 grandchildren, was suffering from diabetes and hypertension.
Lack of internet connectivity in the remote Mawhrei village has led students to trek up the Tlao Tla (hill), located about 10 km from the border of Myanmar, thrice already this week.
There are 986 active cases in Mizoram at present and 4,743 patients have recovered, data showed.
On Sunday evening, as the fire continued to burn, the Indian Air Force — requisitioned by the Mizoram government — deployed two Mi-17V5 helicopters, equipped with Bambi Bucket, to control it.
The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) official said on Friday that work is in progress at different stages and almost all tenders for various works have been finalised.
The official, who did not wish to be named, told PTI that the Mizoram government was still waiting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reply to a letter sent by Chief Minister Zoramthanga on March 18.
The state government of Mizo National Front, which has extended issue-based support to the NDA, is in favour of allowing refugees from the neighbouring country, even laying down a policy to assist them.