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The Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), a conglomerate of major churches in Mizoram, has called for a state-wide prayer to contain the spread of Covid19 as the state is grappling with the second wave of the pandemic.

A church leader said the prayer will be joined by the people in their respective homes on Sunday at 7 pm to seek divine intervention to contain the Covid19 pandemic.

In this connection, a prayer programme will be organised by the MKHC at Zarkawt Presbyterian Church building in Aizawl, which will be aired live through local cable televisions, he said.

All the people will join the prayer programme at their respective places at the same time, he said.

The church leader said the present border dispute with neighbouring Assam, Myanmar political crisis and refugees are among the prayer subjects.

Meanwhile, Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga has urged the people to join the state-wide prayer called by the church body.

“The state of Mizoram has tried its best. Our doctors and medical experts are also putting in their best efforts. Although this has helped us to a great extent, the number of Covid19 cases did not subside till date,” he said.

He said, “We should seek forgiveness for our sins and also seek divine intervention so that this pandemic leaves us at the earliest.”

Mizoram on Saturday reported 483 Covid19 cases, pushing the state’s tally to 26,690.

At least 120 people have succumbed to the infection so far.

The number of active cases now stands at 5,741 in Mizoram while 20,829 people have recovered from the virus.

The Mizoram government has re-imposed a 7-day total lockdown in Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) area commencing from July 18 due to the continuous spike in Covid19 cases.

The total Covid19 lockdown will remain in force till midnight of July 24.

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