Tarabi prayers with no more than 12 devotees to attend: Ministry

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During the holy month of Ramadan, maximum 12 people, including two imams, can attend Tarabi prayers in mosques each, UNB reports.

 

In this regard, the ministry of religious affairs released a directive Thursday.

 

The measure was taken to avoid fast-spreading coronavirus transmission.

The ministry has also said that its earlier order would remain in effect to avoid mosques and deliver prayers at home.

In addition, no public gathering will be permitted in the name of iftar mahfil, it said, adding a circular will be released on Friday in this regard.

 

On 6 April, the ministry asked citizens to offer Zohr prayers at home instead of Jum’a on Friday, despite the current coronavirus situation.

Maximum five people are allowed to perform jamaat at mosques, including Khatib, Imam, Khadem and Muazzin, and a maximum of 10 people are permitted to attend the Jum’a prayers on Friday but no outsiders are allowed to join the mosques.

Meanwhile, seven more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh, bringing the death toll in the country to 127 in the last 24 hours till Thursday.

 

In addition, over the period 414 more people tested positive for coronavirus, raising the number of such cases to 4,186 in the world.

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