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The Mizoram Government has banned the sale and bursting of firecrackers, including toy guns, as a precautionary measure against the deadly COVID-19 virus.
The decision came into force after a top official meeting with the state government at the Secretariat Administration Department on Monday.
Others in attendance included the leaders of the Central Young Mizo Association (YMA).
“Given the raging COVID-19 pandemic, the committee appealed to the people of Mizoram to avoid bursting of crackers as pollution caused by such activities could exacerbate conditions of COVID-19 patients and people suffering from other respiratory diseases,” stated an official government press release.
It also added that the same would be closely monitored by a special-force, at specific checkpoints, and that several mobile patrolling units would also be on the lookout.
(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)