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No meetings and rallies can be organised before and after prayers at mosques and other prayer houses to contain the spread of coronavirus, according to the religious affairs ministry.

In this regard, the ministry on Wednesday issued a circular.

According to the circular, in the wake of spike of coronavirus across the country, the religious affairs ministry has made a request to discourage gatherings before and after prayers at mosques and other prayer houses.

Earlier, the ministry issued a 10-point directive for saying prayers at mosques.

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Today's circular says Muslim devotees must maintain social distancing and follow the health guidelines while saying Tarabi prayers in the upcoming Ramadan month.

The social distancing and health guidelines will also be applicable for the people of other religions at their respective prayer houses.

The 10-point directive will also be in force, otherwise authorities concerned will take legal actions against those who will flout these directives, the circular adds.

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