DOT Desk:  The government has given conditional permission to reopen mosques for all from tomorrow. People “in good health” can offer prayers five times during the day, Juma and also Tarabi at mosques from tomorrow, maintaining physical distancing, according to a press release issued by religious affairs ministry, reports The Daily Star.
 The conditions are:
Mosques cannot use carpets on the floor and will sterilise the floor before every jamaat. The mosque authorities must keep sanitiser at the entrance or provide all coming to mosques with hand-washing facilities. People will carry their own prayer mats and wear masks. They can go to mosques after offering Sunnat prayers at home. There will be a three-ft gap between each person; they will stand for prayers skipping one row. Children, elderly persons and those who take care of unwell people have been asked to not go to mosques. The mosque authorities cannot arrange any sehri or iftar inside the mosques. Khatib and Imam have been requested to arrange dua to overcome the coronavirus situation. Khatib, Imam and mosque committee will ensure all the matters mentioned above.
 On April 6, the government issued a circular asking people to offer their daily and Juma prayers at home, instead of going to the mosques. The circular said no one, except those employed by mosques, was allowed to offer daily or Juma prayers at mosques across the country. The move was taken to contain the spread of coronavirus, says a circular.