Following a spike in COVID-19 cases, Mizoram has decided to keep its interstate borders, as well as the Lengpui airport, open for only three days each week, starting from August 24.

The order was issued by state chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo on Friday.

Lengpui airport and two entry points, Kanhmun on the Mizoram-Tripura border and Vairengte on the Mizoram-Assam will be open only on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday for entry of persons by flights and road.

The order also state that, surge in inter-state movement of people due to resumption of economic and livelihood activities has resulted in the spike of COVID-19 cases within the state recently.

Mizoram has banned entry of trucks and other vehicles carrying goods barring essential commodities into the state since August 7, the ban was imposed after 129 Covid cases were reported from truck drivers and their helpers coming from outside the state.