Islamabad: The government banned collective prayers in mosques across the country on Friday to control the spread of the coronavirus.
Sources said that only four to five people could perform “juma prayers” in the mosque.
On the other hand, Sindh Provincial Government has announced total detention from noon to 3pm to restrict the congregation on Friday and ask people to pray at home.
Meanwhile, In Lahore, the citizens have been directed to offer prayers at their homes while they have also been barred from unnecessary movement on roads. The entry and exits points of the metropolis have been sealed.
Meanwhile, Council of Islamic Ideology (CCI) Chairman Dr Qibla Ayaz on Thursday said that coronavirus doesn’t belong to any sect and called for using the word ‘martyr’ for the ones who die from the virus.
He spoke to the media in Islamabad on Thursday and called on the public to pray at home on Friday to take precautions to prevent the virus from spreading in the country.
The CCI chairman also called on the authorities to declare the mosque a community center, adding that the mosque should play a role in the community center.
Dr. Qibla said that in the current situation, the distribution of mosque rations would be effective.
He demanded that family members of victims of the coronavirus be allowed to attend funeral prayers, and he added that we should take precautions, but there is no need to create a climate of fear of the virus.