Religious places in Mizoram have re-opened after almost 11 months on Sunday.
Religious places in Mizoram were shut 11 months ago in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Churches in Mizoram, a Christian-majority State, remained closed since March 15 last year to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
However, only 200 attendees or 50 per cent of sitting capacity, whichever is less, will be allowed as per the existing Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
The churches would be opened for services every Saturday at noon for Sabbath followers, and on Sundays for other denominations.
Church services would not be held on other days.
In Mizoram, normally services are held thrice on Sabbaths (Saturday) and Sundays.
Religious places in Mizoram reopened on Sunday allowing only a limited attendees.
The religious places in Mizoram were opened for devotees following a dip in the cases of COVID-19 in the State.
Thus far, Mizoram has recorded a total of 4382 COVID-19 cases, of which 4350 have recovered.
Mizoram now has a total of only 23 active COVID-19 cases.
The State has also registered 9 COVID-19 related deaths.
On Sunday Mizoram reported only one COVID-19 case.