Most mosques empty for Friday prayers
ISLAMABAD / RAWALPINDI: For the primary time in eternally, many mosques within the federal capital weren’t packed to capability and Friday congregations weren’t held in most mosques following precautions over the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Amongst the general public, nevertheless, there was a blended response to the federal government’s directions.
The administration of many mosques strictly adopted the ban on gathering for prayers, whereas others rejected it. At some mosques, hand sanitizers have been supplied whereas worshippers have been screened with the assistance of thermo-guns.
Within the federal capital, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration on Friday notified that solely three to 5 individuals, together with the mosque workers, might solely supply prayers in mosques whereas giant congregations should be prevented due to the prevailing scenario because of the coronavirus.
“On the directions of the federal government and well being specialists, and in gentle of the Ulema’s steerage, solely three to 5 individuals together with khateeb, imam, moazen, mosque workers are allowed to supply Friday and five-time prayers within the mosques,” learn a notification from the ICT Auqaf Division.
The Faisal Mosque, the most important mosque within the federal capital, was bereft of individuals at midday when it’s normally bustling with individuals.
Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat, in an announcement, mentioned the choice to cease congregations was taken to comprise the unfold of Covid-19 within the federal capital the place some 27 individuals have examined optimistic for the virus to this point.
Conceding that many of the confirmed Covid-19 sufferers have been those that got here to Islamabad from different areas, he harassed that there’s a have to observe social distancing to forestall an outbreak within the metropolis.
He urged the individuals to remain of their properties to make sure the protection of their households.
“Individuals ought to abstain from roaming within the metropolis on account of imposition of Part 144 of the Prison Process Code (CrPC) within the capital,” he added.
Shafqaat continued that whereas mosques have been open, solely by its workers is allowed to supply prayers in its neighborhood. The residents ought to supply prayers from their properties, he added.
In Rawalpindi, CPO Ahsan Younus together with SP Rawal Division Rai Mazhar and their crew went to mosques, attempting to persuade the administrations of mosques and the worshipers to observe the federal government’s directions.
Nonetheless, in lots of mosques, the administrations and the worshipers alike have been discovered unaware of the precautionary measures, significantly about sustaining a distance between worshipers.
As per guidelines of prayers, the worshipers ought to stand shoulder to shoulder nevertheless medical recommendation is to take care of a distance of not less than three ft between two individuals.
The primary cause, individuals within the mosques mentioned, was that they weren’t knowledgeable concerning the distancing directives upfront.
The Rawalpindi police together with CPO Younus satisfied the organisers and worshipers exterior the mosques to implement the federal government directives.
Subsequently, in some mosques, prayers have been supplied albeit with worshipers standing at a distance and with none carpets or flooring mats.
Murree mosques disinfected
As a part of precautionary measures to cope with Covid-19, disinfectants have been sprayed in several mosques of Murree.
A Rescue 1122 spokesperson mentioned that the spray was carried out underneath the supervision of Emergency Officer In-charge Kamran Rasheed during which the groups of Rescue 1122, officers of the Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) and the related departments participated.
Rasheed urged the general public to observe the directions issued by the federal government in gentle of steerage given by well being specialists that individuals ought to stay confined to their properties.
He mentioned that they’ll disinfect all areas of Murree to interrupt the chain of the outbreak. Nonetheless, he mentioned that with out assist from most of the people “we will by no means obtain the specified end result,” he mentioned.Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to email@example.com