Sabah sets Hari Raya SOP and expects it to be followed


Sabah Mufti Datuk Bungsu Aziz Jaafar

KOTA KINABALU: Only six members in a family are allowed to visit their loved one’s grave during Hari Raya and the rest must stay home.

Urging people to comply with the standard operating procedure for Hari Raya in the state, Sabah Mufti Datuk Bungsu @ Aziz Jaafar said the visit must not exceed 45 minutes.

“We can have six people to a grave to ensure that there is no crowding and to avoid the spread of Covid-19, ” he said.

“The rest can conduct prayers, recite the Surah Al Fatihah or Surah Yassin and others at home, ” he added.

He also reminded the managements of mosques and surau in the state to ensure that Muslims visiting their premises follow the health protocols set by authorities.

“Besides adhering to the SOP on space and distance, the managements must ensure that the congregation do not have symptoms that could put the other attendees at risk, ” he said.

He added that practices like shaking hands and hugging must also be avoided despite the good intentions.

“For the moment, we need to stop this practice so that we can prevent the further spread of the virus, ” he said.

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