Only vaccinated people to be allowed to pray in Sindh mosques

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26th Nov, 2021. 02:38 pm
Sindh updates Covid-19 safety protocols for Mosques

A worker disinfects a mosque in Karachi. —AFP/File

KARACHI: Sindh Home Department on Friday said that only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to offer prayers in mosques.

The department issued new guidelines to curb the spread of coronavirus under the directions of the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC).

According to the notification, only those who are immunised against coronavirus will be allowed to offer prayers and the use of masks will be mandatory inside the mosques.

Sindh Home Department also directed to remove carpets from mosques so that floors can be disinfected properly.

Pakistan on Friday reported 252 coronavirus cases out of 35,176 tests with a positivity ratio of 0.71 per cent.

According to NCOC, seven people died during the last 24 hours, while 958 others were still under critical care.

Earlier in October, the NCOC further relaxed Covid-19 related restrictions by allowing the reopening of cinemas, and shrines for fully vaccinated citizens.

The decision was announced after the coronavirus situation continued to improve in the country.

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“Cinemas and shrines across the country are allowed to reopen for fully vaccinated people adding that mandatory one-day weekly closure of businesses has also been abolished,” said the NCOC stated in a statement.

The federal government’s central body dealing with the pandemic also allowed increasing the number of guests attending indoor wedding ceremonies from 200 to 300 and from 300 to 500 for outdoor weddings.