The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony said that the decision to keep mosques open was taken during a NCOC meeting after consultations with the federal minister for religious affairs and provinces.
The administrations of mosques are being given permission conditional upon observation of the precautionary measures. If later the government feels that the precautionary measures are not being observed or the number of victims has risen then the government will revise its policy.
The Pakistan’s National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has issued Ramadan guidelines. Taraweeh prayers will be arranged within the boundaries of mosques and praying on roads and footpaths will be avoided. The floors of mosques should be cleaned with chlorinated water. The same solution should be used to wipe the mats before prayers. The rows of the praying individuals should be aligned so that there is a distance of six feet between individuals. Those above 50 years of age, adolescents and those suffering from flu, cough, etc should not come to mosques
Meanwhile, Pakistan commenced the single dose CanSino COVID-19 vaccine throughout the country from Monday (April 5) onwards.