Covid19 impact: Mizoram to ban firecrackers during Christmas, New Year

Tuesday, 24 Nov, 7.52 am

Mizoram government will ban firecrackers, sky lanterns and other pyrotechnic materials, including toy guns during Christmas and New Year in view of the Covid19 pandemic, an official said.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting presided over by Mizoram home minister Lachamliana on Monday, the official said.

The meeting decided to ban the sale and bursting of firecrackers and sky lanterns and also the sale and possession of toy guns, which could propel bullets during Christmas and New Year as it would cause pollutions, which in turn could exacerbate the conditions of Covid19 patients and people suffering from other respiratory problems, he said.