Islamic Ministry extends the ban on congregational prayers across the country amid the rapidly progressing Covid-19 outbreak in the Maldives

In a statement, the Ministry said with Covid-19 spreading rapidly in the Male’ area, the Ministry had decided to extend the ban on congregational prayers of all Fard prayers, Friday prayers, and Tarawih prayers until 28th of May.

The Ministry also said the ban on congregational prayers of all Fard prayers as well as Friday prayers and Tarawih prayers would stay in place until the Asr (late afternoon) prayers on 28th May.

The Ministry instructed Imams to continue to call out the Azan (call for prayer) along with a mandatory advisory in Dhivehi post-Azan advising the public to attend their prayers from home.

Islamic Ministry urged the nation to remain steadfast in their prayers and abide by the instructions given by relevant authorities in the country’s fight against global pandemic Covid-19.