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Covid-19: Govt instructs children, elderly to avoid mosque

Special Correspondent |
Update: 2022-06-29 11:04:31
Covid-19: Govt instructs children, elderly to avoid mosque

The government has instructed children, elderly, people sick and those involved in the care of the sick one’s not to attend prayers in the mosque due to rise of the coronavirus.

Ministry of Religious Affairs on an emergency notification on Tuesday (June 28) issued seven-point instructions.

The Ministry Observing the current situation has requested religious institutions of all religions and mosques to follow the directives strictly. 

Soap water with hand sanitizer should be kept at the entrance of the mosque and everyone must enter the mosque after wearing a mask, the directives said. 

Everyone who regularly performs prayers in the mosque is asked to perform ablution (Aju) from their respective homes with sunnah prayers. Besides, it has been instructed to wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds while performing aju.

The directive states that carpets cannot be laid in the mosque and the entire mosque must be cleaned with disinfectant before the daily five-time prayers.

Worshipers must carry their own ‘Jainamaj’, ensure safe physical distance, and do not use the ‘Jainamaj’ and hats (Topi) stored in the mosque.

BDST: 1104 HRS, JUNE 29, 2022

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