Assam blocking medical supplies amid Covid-19 wave: Mizoram govt

On the heels of fatal border clashes, the Mizoram government claimed on Sunday that medical supplies, including Covid-19 test kits, were being blocked from entering the state from Assam due to the imposition of blockade in the Barak Valley region. Assam, however, said that no organisation is currently staging any blockade in the state. Mizoram is currently […]

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August 1, 2021

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On the heels of fatal border clashes, the Mizoram government claimed on Sunday that medical supplies, including Covid-19 test kits, were being blocked from entering the state from Assam due to the imposition of blockade in the Barak Valley region.

Assam, however, said that no organisation is currently staging any blockade in the state.

Mizoram is currently battling the second wave of the pandemic and is one of the most affected states in the country.

Mizoram Health Minister R Lalthangliana alleged that vehicles carrying Covid-19 related materials like test kits and medicines were stranded on NH-306 in Cachar district of Assam.

He said as per our information, a state-government-sponsored economic blockade has been clamped in Assam. 

Seven people, including six Assam Police personnel, were killed and scores injured in an armed clash along the Mizoram-Assam border on July 26.

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