KARACHI, Pakistan

The government Thursday banned prayers and other religious gatherings in mosques for 10 days in southern Sindh province, including Karachi, in another attempt to stem the coronavirus.

The ban that begins Friday, will go through April 5 and will apply to typical Friday prayers across the province which is home to 50 million people which has been worst hit by the pandemic, provincial information minister Nasir Hussain Shah told reporters.

Only, permanent staff, including imams, or spiritual leaders, and moazzin — the person who calls for the prayer, will be allowed to offer prayers in the mosques.


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