Aidilfitri prayers allowed in COVID-19 green zones in Thailand: Sheikul Islam

BANGKOK (BERNAMA) — Aidilfitri prayers will be allowed at mosques in Thailand with strict health guidelines to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

Sheikul Islam of Thailand Aziz Phithakkhumphon said that since the COVID-19 situation in the kingdom has improved, Aidilfitri prayer will be allowed at mosques located in areas without infected cases (green zones). However, he said mosque committees must prepare an open area (without air-conditioning) such as the  mosque yard, building or school in the mosque compound, or village stadiums for the Aidilfitri prayers.

He said members of the congregation must wear masks, perform ablution at home and to bring their own prayer mats.

“The Aidilfitri prayers must be shortened to 20 minutes,” he said in a statement.