A Catholic Church in Aythala village in Ranni, Kerala State, asked the people to say 'Namaste' with folded hands instead of shaking them to prevent getting affected by the deadly coronavirus, United News of India reported.
According to media reports, the three Churches of the town have told the people in the Sunday mass.
Also, the Churches asked the faithful to stay at their homes for the time being.
Almost all the shops in the town are closed. The people began a frantic search for the masks.