Children aged 12 and above can attend Friday prayers

Muslims performing Friday prayers at mosques, suraus and religious halls can now put their prayer mats close to each other starting tomorrow.

Previously, prayer mats had to be placed one metre apart to observe social distancing during COVID-19 pandemic. Children aged 12 and above are also allowed to join the Friday prayers and congregants don’t have to book slots through BruHealth app. Women and children below 12 are still not allowed to join Friday prayers.

This was highlighted by Head of Idarah Division at the Mosque Affairs Department of the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) Haji Asminan bin Haji Chuchu at Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien mosque yesterday.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin