Selangor suspends Friday prayers until April 17

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  • Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020

KLANG: Friday prayers in all mosques in Selangor have been suspended until April 17.

However, Muslims must replace the Solat Jumaat prayers with Solat Zohor at home during this period of suspension.

The directive came via a statement from the Selangor Palace, which was signed by state Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah's private secretary Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani.

The statement issued on Tuesday (March 17) also said gatherings, talks and activities in all mosques, suraus and prayer venues were also suspended until April 17.

However, if the spread of Covid-19 was brought under control before then, a new directive would be issued, said Mohamad Munir in the statement.

"His Royal Highness the Selangor Sultan also advises the people of Selangor to not attend gatherings in public places, especially if they have Covid-19 infection symptoms.

"This is to prevent the spread of the dangerous virus to more people in the state," said Mohamad Munir.

The directive was issued following a special meeting between the state Mufti's office, Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais), Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) and Selangor Covid-19 task force council.

The meeting was held upon the instruction of Sultan Sharafuddin to discuss and seek opinions regarding the outbreak.

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