AIZAWL, March 15 - Mass gatherings in the form of worship services and mass prayers continued in the Christian-dominated Mizoram amidst the Covid-19 scare.
On Sunday morning, people in large numbers in their usual Sunday dresses, thronged to churches to attend Sunday School (or Sunday services). No one wore masks.
In most of the churches, there were mass prayers on Sunday night seeking God�s protection against the disease, as per the appeal of Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee, a committee of church leaders representing 15 denominations.
On Saturday, there was a gathering of more than 1000 devotees at Prayer Mountain on the outskirts of Aizawl to seeking divine intervention in the current global crisis among other topics.
The Mizoram government has banned mass gathering and social events across the State.
An official said that government departments, NGOs, educational institutions, churches and other organisations were instructed to avoid mass gatherings.
According to the official, Chief Minister Zoramthanga also sent an appeal to churches to avoid conference and pilgrimage.
Meanwhile, Mizoram University has postponed its convocation, which was scheduled to be held on March 17 due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
The university has also asked all its affiliated colleges to avoid mass gathering events on their campuses.
The Central Committee of Young Mizo Association (YMA) also postponed important events of its branches and units which were due later this month following an appeal by the government to avoid public gathering.
The State Excise and Narcotics department also postponed a written examination to recruit constables, which was scheduled for March 28.