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All churches in Mizoram held mass prayer programme on Saturday and Sunday nights seeking God’s intervention to contain the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

The call was given by Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), a clonglomerate of 15 major churches in the state.

Special prayer programmes were held by some churches on Saturday night while others also held the similar programme on Sunday morning and night.

A church leader said that the mass prayer programmes are being held to seek divine intervention to ensure that Mizoram is safe from the spread of coronavirus and its global outbreak is fully contained.

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He added that church members were also instructed to avoid spreading fake news on novel coronavirus and refrain from hoarding and hiking commodity prices.

On Thursday, the MKHC had appealed to all churches across the state to hold mass prayer in their respective local churches to contain the deadly coronavirus.

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The committee had also asked people to respect the government’s preventive measure and refrain from hoarding and raising prices.

Meanwhile, state health principal director Dr F Lallianhlira said at least 135 people have been self-quarantined at their homes till Sunday as a precautionary measure though they did not show symptoms of coronavirus.

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Of these, one has been quarantined at Thenzawl hospital near Aizawl after her family consented it is not safe to be isolated at home, he said.

He said that the self-quarantined people have travel history to infected countries like Saudi-Arabia, Italy, Iran and France.

Eight people, who have been put under home quarantined has been discharged after completion of incubation period, he said.

According to Lallianhlira, all the samples sent to Guwahati Medical College have tested negative.

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