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No more than 12 devotees including imams in Tarabi prayers: Ministry

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A maximum of 12 people, including two imams, can attend Tarabi prayers at each mosques during the holy month of Ramadan.

The Religious Affairs Ministry issued a directive on Thursday in this regard.

The step was taken to prevent the transmission of fast-spreading coronavirus, as per a UNB report.

The ministry also said its earlier directive to avoid mosques and offer prayers at home will remain in force.

Besides, no public gathering in the name of iftar mahfil will be allowed, it said, adding that a circular will be issued in this regard on Friday.

On April 6, the ministry asked people to offer Zohr prayers at home instead of Jum’a on Friday considering the current situation of coronavirus.

Maximum five people, including Khatib, Imam, Khadem and Muazzin, are allowed hold jamaat at mosques and maximum 10 people can attend the Jum’a prayers on Friday but no outsider is be allowed to enter mosques.

Meanwhile, seven more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Thursday, taking the death toll in the country to 127.

Besides, 414 more people tested positive for coronavirus during the period, raising the number of such cases in the country to 4,186.

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