12 devotees max in Tarabi prayers
A maximum of 12 people, including two imams, can attend Tarabi prayers at a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan.
The religious affairs ministry issued a directive yesterday in this regard.
The step was taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.
The ministry also said its earlier directive on avoiding mosques and offering prayers at home would remain in force.
Besides, no public gathering in the name of Iftar Mahfil would be allowed, it said, adding that a circular would be issued today in this regard.
On April 6, the ministry asked people to offer Zohr prayers at home instead of Juma on Friday considering the coronavirus situation.
A maximum of five people, including khatib, imam, khadem and muazzin, are allowed to join a jamaat at a mosque and a maximum of 10 people can attend Juma prayers on Friday. However, none from outside the area of a particular mosque is allowed to enter it.
According to statistics of the Directorate General of Health Services, seven people died of Covid-19 in Bangladesh in 24 hours till 2:30pm yesterday, taking the death toll to 127.
Besides, 414 more people tested positive for coronavirus during the period, raising the number of such cases to 4,186.