Carry your mats along when going to the mosque – Gov’t issues guidelines for Muslim worship

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Muslims in the country have been urged to carry along their own mats to mosques when attending prayers.

This follows the outlining of additional safety protocols to guide their worship following the easing of restrictions on religious activities in the country.

The President in his tenth televised address to the country announcing the partial lifting of the ban on social gatherings announced that effective from Friday, June 5, 2020, churches and mosques can hold services with not more than 100 congregants in attendance and a duration not exceeding one hour.

This has however been greeted with mixed reactions with some questioning whether the time is indeed ripe for such restrictions to be lifted.

But at a press briefing on Monday, June 1, 2020, Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, said each worshipper attending the mosque should carry their own mat.

He also urged older persons and persons of any age with underlying medical conditions to avoid Congregational worship in the mosques.

Explaining further, Mr. Dzamesi also added that Muslims must wear nose masks when attending prayers while avoiding handshakes, hugging, spitting among others.

SourceABC News

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