Bangladesh imposes restrictions on religious gatherings at mosques

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:02, Apr 06,2020 | Updated: 18:41, Apr 06,2020


The government on Monday imposed restrictions on religious gatherings, urging people to perform their prayers and other religious rituals in their own houses to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Jumma prayers in mosques must be restricted to 10 devotees, including mosque khatib, imam, muezzin, and khadem, and regular prayers in mosques must be restricted to five devotees, including four of them, said a press release.
The release, signed by the religious affairs ministry’s deputy secretary Shakhwat Hossain, said that followers of other religions also must perform their prayers in their own houses.
The government also banned all types of religious gatherings, including waz mahfil, tafsir mahfil, Tablighi talim, milah mahfil and those at mandirs, churches and pagodas, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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