Punjab outlines SOPs for mosques during Ramazan

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab’s Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department has laid down a set of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus during Ramadan.

According to a notification issued by the department, there is a risk of further spread of Covid-19 due to “close contact and crowding for religious activities including Namaz Taraweeh, communal Aftaar etc.”

Following are the precautionary measures:
People should come to mosques after performing ablution and washing hands with a soap at home; Sanitizer be made available at the entry points of mosques; Every prayer must put on face mask; Anybody with cough or sneezing symptoms should avoid coming to mosques;

Three-foot distance between individuals be ensured; Prefer outdoor gatherings over indoor for Taraweeh prayers and Iftaar meals.

Sehar and Iftaar should not be arranged at mosques; Carpets or rugs should not be laid; People can bring their own prayer mats.