COVID19: DC, SPs told to ensure no religious gathering today
Srinagar, Mar 27: The J&K Government has directed all
district commissioners and superintendents of police to ensure that no
religious gathering is allowed today in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
People have advised to avoid going to mosques for
congregational Friday prayers and instead offer routine Zuhr prayers in their
“DCs and SPs advised to strictly caution all religious leaders NOT to call any gatherings. Public gatherings a major source of social contact and spread of the virus,” tweeted Government Spokesperson Rohit Kansal.
On Thursday, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board
(AIMPLB) asked Muslims to offer Zuhr prayers at home instead of offering
congregational Friday prayers in mosques to avoid public gatherings and contain
“Muslims are recommended to offer Zuhur at home instead of
praying Jumah at mosques. Don’t come out for congregational prayers & stay
at homes. It is mandatory upon all to avoid causing harm to their fellow
citizens,” the AIMPLB tweeted late Thursday evening.
It however added that around 4 people should attend the
Kashmir so far has witnessed 11 positive cases of
coronavirus. On Thursday, an elderly patient who was tested positive a few days
ago passed away at a local hospital. The day also saw an two young children
turning COVID-19 positive.