Congregants need to use specific QR code for Friday prayers

Rokiah Mahmud

Congregants must scan the specific QR code for Friday prayers and not the usual QR code scanned to enter business premises, Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar said.

“Maybe this was the reason some were not allowed to enter mosques due to scanning the wrong QR code,” the minister said at the daily press conference at the Al-‘Afiah Hall yesterday urging the public to better understand the process of the QR code for Friday prayers.

For the next Friday prayer – which is the second week of its implementation – booking can be made every Monday from noon until Friday before noon.

Some 41,381 individuals registered via the BruHealth app and booked for the Friday prayers slots. Discussions have been held between the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) regarding the first Friday prayer held since mosques, surau and religious halls nationwide were instructed to close following the COVID-19 outbreak; and Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said more details on improvements will be shared by the MoRA next week.

“Several improvements have been made such as opening mosques before noon, opening more doors to facilitate entry and allocating more QR code scanning areas,” the minister said.

Uniformed personnel assists a congregant with scanning the QR code prior to entering the mosque. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI