Govt suggests offering Prayers for Eid-ul-Adha at mosques instead of Eidgahs

The government on Sunday urged Muslim devotees to avoid Eidgah or other open places for Eid congregations and offer prayers at mosques maintaining recommended health advice.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs issued an emergency notification in this regard, saying the decision was taken due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting was presided over by the Secretary Md Nurul Islam of the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

It also suggested disinfecting mosques before the Eid prayer and not rolling out carpets on the floors.

The ministry urged Imams and managing committees of mosques to ensure proper implementation of the directives.

The devotees must wear masks inside mosques and avoid using prayer mats and caps that were stored earlier there.

Children, elderly people, people with physical ailment, and those who are involved in taking care of the sick will not be allowed to attend the Eid prayer.