Coronavirus pandemic: Government decides to ‘restrain’ Friday prayers

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Coronavirus pandemic: Government decides to ‘restrain’ Friday prayers

ISLAMABAD: The federal authorities has determined to ‘restrain’ Friday congregational prayers owing to fears that the coronavirus pandemic will multiply, mentioned Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Dr Noor-ul-Qadri, reported Geo News. 

“It has been decided with a consensus that Friday prayers will be ‘restrained’,” mentioned Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri throughout a information convention. “Only mosques’ administration staff and a limited number of worshippers will be allowed to pray inside mosques,” he added.

He clarified that mosques won’t be closed however prayers and zikr will proceed inside them. Dr Qadri mentioned that the choice had been taken in session with ulema belonging to numerous faculties of thought.

“Ulema have been told to tell people to pray inside their homes,” he mentioned. “It is not only the job of the government to control coronavirus but also of the people.”

The minister mentioned that varied programmes, lessons and examinations throughout varied madressahs in Pakistan had been postponed in mild of the outbreak.

Saudi authorities have urged us to not take any ultimate resolution on Hajj until ‘inexperienced sign’

Dr Qadri mentioned that the federal government was in fixed contact with the Saudi overseas workplace. “Saudi authorities have asked us not to take any final steps [regarding Hajj agreement] before they give the green signal,” he mentioned.

He mentioned that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will take the ultimate resolution on Hajj 2020 after holding consultations with the heads of varied Islamic international locations.

“Islam teaches us that the one offering the prayer is more important than the prayer itself,” he mentioned. “Governments across the world are making decisions according to the evolving situation. We are doing the same,” he added. 

Situation will enhance by April 5: Dr Zafar Mirza

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Thursday addressed a press convention to talk about the updates of the coronavirus in Pakistan.

He mentioned that by April 5, Pakistan may have sufficient medical tools which can enhance the safety of the well being workers taking care of coronavirus sufferers throughout the nation. He mentioned that the federal government will introduce a coaching programme for the medical workers in a couple of month-and-a-half.

Dr Mirza mentioned that presently there have been 1,102 confirmed coronavirus circumstances in Pakistan and greater than 450,000 circumstances across the globe. He mentioned that in Pakistan, the variety of coronavirus circumstances elevated by 102 in just a few hours. He mentioned that 21 sufferers throughout the nation had recovered from the virus. “Eight people have died from the coronavirus,” he mentioned.