No more than 20 devotees during daily prayers at mosques

Staff Correspondent

13 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Maximum 20 devotees can offer daily prayers in congregation at mosques amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

However, 20 devotees and five mosque staff, including Khatib, Imam, Muajjin and Khadem, will be able to offer Taraweeh prayers in mosques during the holy month of Ramadan.

The Religious Affairs Ministry issued a circular on Monday in this regard.

Although the number of devotees has not specified in the circular, the ministry also urged all to offer Juma prayers at mosques maintaining social distancing and health guidelines.

It issued the circular as the country is going to enforce a countrywide eight-day complete lockdown from tomorrow.

The ministry also urged Muslim devotees to offer doa, seeking mercy and kindness of Almighty Allah.

Local administration, law enforcers, officials and staff of Islamic Foundation and respective mosque management committees have been urged to implement the instructions to curb the spread of the virus.