The government on Monday issued some guidelines over offering prayers and maintaining health guidelines at mosques during the lockdown.
The Religious Affairs Ministry issued the guidelines as below-
- Arrangements for washing and sanitising hands should be made at the mosque gate. And all should wear masks.
- Everyone should come to mosque after performing wudu and Sunnat namaz at home. Hands must be washed with soap for 20 seconds.
- The mosques must be sanitised before namaz five times daily and the floor mats or carpets can't be used. People should bring their own prayer mat (Jaynamaj) with them to the mosque.
- Social distancing should be maintained in the prayer line.
- Children, elderly people, sick and those attended patients should refrain from going to mosques.
- None can use the prayer mat or topi (cap used by Muslims during prayer) of the mosque.
- Sahri or iftar can't be arranged at mosque.
All the imams, khatibs, muazzins and mosque committees have been asked to implement the guidelines.
Legal action will be taken for violating the rules, the ministry said in a release.
Bangladesh government has imposed 7-day nationwide lockdown today in an effort to curb Covid-19 cases in the country.