Four mosques prepare for more worshippers

Four mosques prepare for more worshippers

5/8/2020 8:07:00 AM

Four mosques prepare for more worshippers

Four mosques in Singapore will open additional entry and exit points or stagger the timings for arrivals and departures of congregants, in a move to prepare for more worshippers on Friday and keep them safe from Covid-19. These extra steps at Masjid Assyafaah, Masjid...

In a Facebook post on Monday, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli said while he is happy about the additional spaces, there is still a need to be careful as the risk of community infection remains high, pointing to new waves of infections globally.

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"I urge the community to remain resilient and patient, to follow the safe management measures that are in place and cooperate with the mosque officers and volunteers," said Mr Masagos, who is also the Minister for Social and Family Development.

In a separate Facebook post yesterday, Muis said it has been receiving queries on why congregants could not make repeat bookings for Friday prayers.It explained that when congregants were first allowed to book prayer slots online for sessions from June 26, it had stated they could book only one slot for the following three weeks.

More spaces were provided subsequently, but congregants were informed that only those who had yet to obtain a slot could register for one.Such priority will continue to be given to those who have not had a chance to do their Friday prayers in a mosque since June 26 as"this is still a large group", said Muis.

"We will inform very clearly in our announcements when there are sufficient slots to allow for repeat registration," it added. Read more: The New Paper »

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