Around 600 Mosques in Quetta to implement SOPs

Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal chairs a high level meeting

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By Our Reporter

QUETTA: The Balochistan government will get standard operating procedures implemented in around 600 mosques in the city for holding Taraweeh in the wake of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Chief Minister, Jam Kamal Khan chaired a high-level meeting, which made a number of decisions in this regard.

The government had already urged upon prayer leaders in the city to offer Friday prayers in a limited number from 4 to 5. The major objective behind this decision was aimed at implementing the physical distancing in view of the looming threat of the spread of the coronavirus in the city.

The Commissioner Quetta Division, Usman Ali Khan briefed the chief minister about the steps taken by the law enforcement agencies with regard to the ongoing lockdown in the city. “Mosques and prayer leaders violating COVID-19 safety precautions would be warned in the first phase while the business community has been directed to preclude the lockdown following rapid virus transmission in Quetta and other cities of Balochistan,” said the commissioner.

The Balochistan government has also extended the lockdown till May 5th to contain the virus. The Chief Minister has also made repeated appeals to the masses to adopt social-distancing to halt the coronavirus.

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