This year Ramadan would be dissimilar from all the Ramadans kept safe in our memory. Pakistan has lifted restrictions on congregational prayers at mosques to ensure safety measures. Let’s Follow ‘Social Distancing’ during Ramadan Blessings to Avoid COVID-19 Spread.
Nevertheless, make it feasible to uphold safety conditions to deter the further spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Pakistan Lifts Restrictions on Mosque Congregations
The decision was made during a meeting that involved religious scholars and top government officials chaired by President Arif Alvi in Islamabad, according to state-run Radio Pakistan. Clerics respected Khan’s decision to reopen mosques and called it “Islam friendly.”
People will be welcomed to offer prayers in mosques in Ramadan to rejoice its traditional spirit while maintaining a level of social distancing to help avoid the spread of the coronavirus. As Ramadan begins with the new moon in the same week, Muslims all around the world will try to offer prayer and travee by keeping the prescribed distance to relish the holiest month of Islam.
“Mosques are given permission conditional to taking due precautions, mosque visitors must wear masks.”
Let’s Follow ‘Social Distancing’ during Ramadan Blessings to Avoid COVID-19 Spread
Mandatory safety measures Mosque authorities and visitors will be bound to implement
- No carpet will be placed on the floors of mosques
- Worshipers will keep a distance of 6 feet apart while praying
- Congregations coming to the mosque will be required to make ablution at home
- Visitors will make it obligatory to wash hands for 20 seconds
- Then will wear faces masks
- Children and people over 50 years of age will not be permitted to enter mosque premises
- People with conditions like flu, fever, and cough would not be allowed either
The government will have the authority to review the decision if there is a sharp increase of coronavirus cases are observed.
Pakistan recorded 7,638 cases with 144 deaths, while 1,832 patients have successfully recovered and discharged from hospitals, according to health officials. Being a responsible citizen, we all should abide by the precautionary measures government imposed to implement to avert the spread of the deadly virus.