An online all faith special prayers organised by Meghalaya Government on Sunday for speedy recovery of all the COVID-19 patients and also for the safety of the citizens of the state.
The day was also observed as a remembrance for those who have passed away due to COVID-19 for their eternal rest.
With Meghalaya witnessing a nearly fivefold spike in COVID 19 cases this month, the state Government has sought divine intervention and blessing through this special prayer.
In his introductory speech, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said the special fellowship was to remember the people who have lost their precious lives and to pray that God give strength to their families to bear the grief and the pain.
He said it was also to remember those who are still fighting COVID-19. “Many people are still in hospitals , we hope and we pray that all of them will recover and go back to their loved ones.”
“We also gathered here to remember all our health workers, to remember all those doctors and nurses, medical staff, the frontline workers, officials, all who are today working tirelessly to save every life. We also remember and to pray for all our citizens of the state and the country and of this world in these difficult and challenging times,” Sangma added.
The Chief Minister also informed that a total of 26,156 of 34,000 persons tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered while 551 have lost their precious lives so far in the state.
As of Sunday, the state is having a total of 7,741 active cases.
“Yesterday we had more recoveries than the new cases we had 890 people who had recovered from COVID-19 but 613 new cases that came up,” he said.
Sangma also thanked religious leaders for joining the special prayer which is important during these tough and testing times.
“We look up to God to protect, guide and lead us and we pray for strength to fight this crisis we are facing. We are here to pray for hope that we will see a better tomorrow. We are here to pray for faith , to believe that together with God’s blessing we shall overcome these trying times and come out as a stronger society,” the chief minister added.