April 13, 2021
Chin News Research

Updates on COVID-19 situations in Chin State

The following COVID-19 situations in each township, arranged in an alphabetical order, of Chin State will be updated as they progress.

Local COVID-19 response committees are formed mostly under the leadership of GADs in each township, comprising town-elders, religious and community leaders, volunteers, CBOs/CSOs, NGOs/INGOs and other line government departments as well as individuals. Their tasks include raising awareness, fund-raising, checking people in and out of towns and villages, contributing prevention materials, and so on.

Falam Township
Active: COVID-19 Falam Committee

  • 21 May (Thursday): 16 returnees from India arrived in Rihkhuadar as part of the repatriation program jointly arranged by the governments of Chin State and Mizoram State.
  • 15 May: No confirmed cases of COVID-19; 64 people being kept in quarantine facilities.

Hakha Township
Active: Hakha COVID-19 Response Committee (access: Facebook)

  • 4 May: Hakha COVID-19 Response Committee sends its volunteers to three entrances on Matupi-Hakha Road, Gangaw-Hakha Road and Hakha-Kalay roads to Hakha Town, monitoring people coming in and out of the town in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • 15 May: One confirmed case of COVID-19: Female, 18 years old – returning migrant from China; transferred to a quarantine facility in Hakha after her second swab test result was negative.
  • 20 May: 48 individuals, who were close contacts of case-150, a returning migrant worker from China, were released from the quarantine facilities in Hakha after their swab tests showed negative for COVID-19. Out of them, 23 are from Tiphul village, 16 from Hakha and 12 from other areas.

Active: Hakha Covid-19 Response Committee

Three check-points at entrances to the town.

Curfew in place between 10pm to 4pm.

Date of updates: 20 May 2020

Kanpetlet Township
Date of updates: 15 May 2020

  • No confirmed cases of COVID-19.
  • To be updated.

Matupi Township
Active: COVID-19 Response (CYO Matupi)

Date of updates: 15 May 2020

  • No confirmed cases of COVID-19.
  • 20 returning migrant workers from Wuhan, China and Malaysia arrived in the town at night on 13 May; they are kept at a quarantine facility in the town.
  • To be updated.

Mindat Township
Date of updates: 15 May 2020

  • No confirmed cases of COVID-19.
  • To be updated.

Paletwa Township
Date of updates: 15 May 2020

  • Fighting between Arakan Army and Tatmadaw continues in the township.
  • Over 11,000 people flee their homes, temporarily taking shelter in Paletwa, Sami and elsewhere.
  • Land and water ways to the township are blocked or strictly restricted and monitored by both sides.
  • No confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Tedim Township
Active: COVID-19 Emergency Committee – Tedim (access:

Date of updates: 23 May 2020

  • Two returnees from Malaysia, officially listed as case-200, aged 38, and case-201, aged 26, respectively become the eighth and ninth patients of COVID-19 in Chin State. They have been kept at a quarantine facility in Tedim town since their arrival on 13 May. They are transferred to an isolation unit at the Tedim General Hospital.
Two new COVID-19 cases found in Tedim with returnees from Malaysia

Date of updates: 15 May 2020

  • Four COVID-19 positive patients, all females, are being isolated at the Tedim General Hospital.
  • Curfew imposed to ban movements between 10pm to 4pm. Likely to be updated soon.
  • Three check-points at the entrances to Tedim Town.
  • 15 May: Lockdown measures in Kaptel village is lifted, starting from 4pm on 15 May 2020. However, current COVID-19 restriction rules and guidelines are still in place across Chin State.
  • Two quarantine facilities in Tedim town – Na Ta La school housing female returning migrants from China and India as well as from within the country; another being BEHS No. 1 accommodating male returnees from China and India.
  • 21 May: 16 individuals, who are mostly students attending Bible colleges in Mizoram State, India, arrive at the Indian-Myanmar border near Rihkhuadar, and are taken to a quarantine facility in Tedim.

Thantlang Township
Active: Thantlang Covid-19 Volunteers Team

  • 16 May: One confirmed case of COVID-19 with a 32-year-old male, a returning migrant worker from Malaysia, who has been kept at a quarantine facility since his arrival the town on 13 May 2020.
  • 16 May: The patient is transferred to Hakha where better equipment and facilities are prepared at the General Hospital.
  • 18 May: Over 70 individuals who do not wear masks when going outside in Thantlang town are stopped and fined 500MMK per head, as part of the program initiated by the local COVID-19 response committee to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • 20 May: 30 volunteers, mostly youth, are given training in COVID-19 prevention and control in Thantlang as part of the program of National Volunteers Steering Unit managed by the Chin State government.
  • 23 May: 37 individuals, who were close contacts of case-150, a returning migrant worker from China, were released from the quarantine facilities in Thantlang after their swab tests showed negative for COVID-19.

Date of updates: 15 May 2020

  • No confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • One check-point at the entrance to the town from Hakha.
  • To be updated more.

Tonzang Township
Active: Tonzang COVID-19 Emergency Response Team (Access: Facebook)

Date of updates: 15 May 2020

  • No confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • Two check-points at entrances to Tonzang Town.
  • Curfews in place between 10pm to 4pm.
  • Na Ta La school and other schools used as quarantine facilities housing 5 returnees from China, Singapore and India and another returnee from India being quarantined in Cikha.
  • 16 international returnees being put in quarantine facilities in Tonzang town and other villages while 14 internal returnees are home-quarantined.
  • Active: Tonzang COVID-19 Emergency Response Team
  • Over 30 returnees from India entering Chin State via the Indian-Myanmar border and are kept at a quarantine facility in Rihkhuadawr, Tonzang Township.

COVID-19 data and updates in Chin State (Source: State Government) Date: 21 April 2020

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