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Vikash Sharma

Cuttack: The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has issued guidelines which are required be followed by all mosques during the entire month of Ramzan scheduled to start from tomorrow.

The guidelines were issued on April 12 taking into account the interest of health of general public and containment of Covid-19 spread.

Here’s a quick look at the guidelines:

– All religious congregation within the mosque or outside for Namaz during the month of Raman would be restricted to 100 persons or 50% of hall capacity whichever is lesser.

-Mosque management committee will be responsible for ensuring token-wise entry of persons.

-There will he social distancing marks at a distance of 6ft each where the devotees would sit/stand to offer the prayer.

-There will be no common washing facility (like Wuzu) for ablutions prior to the worship and only running water should he provided.

– Persons with co-morbidities/senior citizens/children below age of 5 years must not be allowed.

-Hand sanitization, thermal scanning facility at entrance and after prayer.

– Usage of mask must be adhered to for all the devotees.

-Devotees to maintain distance amongst each other while greeting and prayers

Violation of any of the above conditions will attract suitable penal action as per law by the CMC Authority.

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