Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam has said that the 7-day government directive to prevent the second wave of corona and infection in the country is not a lockdown but a strict ban.
“The ban says we didn’t say lockdown,” he said. We have said that the office-court can run the office with as few people as possible. But let’s see what happens after 7 days. Then I will decide again on Thursday. ‘
He made the remarks at a briefing at the secretariat at noon after a virtual cabinet meeting on Monday.
Like every year, office schedule has been fixed for government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous organizations in the month of Ramadan.
After the meeting, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque said, “The Prime Minister has instructed everyone to strictly abide by the lockdown instructions.” We want to control the movement of people to prevent corona infection. Due to the lockdown, the number of people has decreased more than before.
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain has called for strict adherence to the rules at the book fair. If this is the case then the government will think anew. Strict legal action will be taken if anyone else, including public transport, disobeys the government’s instructions.
Incidentally, due to the increase in corona infection, 7-day government strict instructions have started from today.
The government has issued a seven-day lockdown to prevent the second wave of corona infections. In such a situation, the Ministry of Religion has given new instructions for performing prayers in the mosque.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs issued the instructions on Monday.
It said that considering the risk to the lives of the worshipers due to coronavirus, soap and water with hand sanitizer or hand washing system should be kept at the entrance of the mosque and the worshiper must come to the mosque after wearing a mask.
Everyone should perform ablution from their home, perform sunnat prayers at home and come to the mosque and wash their hands with soap for at least 20 seconds while performing ablution.
Carpets cannot be laid in the mosque during congregation. The entire mosque should be cleaned with disinfectant before the prayers. The worshipers will each bring Jainamaz on their own responsibility.
Worshipers who come to the congregation must come after the mask. Jain prayers and hats kept in the mosque cannot be used. When standing in a row while performing the prayers, one has to follow the social distance and hygiene rules and one has to line up every now and then.
Children, the elderly, the sick of any kind and persons engaged in the service of the sick shall not participate in the congregation.
The guidelines of the health care department, local administration and law enforcement agencies must be followed for public safety. At the end of the congregation, hugs and handshakes cannot be done. After the prayers, the Khatibs and Imams were requested to offer prayers in the court of the Almighty.
The directive also asked the khatib, imam, mosque management committee and local administration to ensure implementation of the issues. Besides, in the case of animal sacrifice, the instructions of the Ministry of Fisheries and Animal Resources have to be followed properly.
The local administration, law enforcement, public representatives, officials and employees of the Islamic Foundation and the management committee of the mosque concerned will implement the guidelines to prevent coronavirus infection.