The government has also barred people from arranging Iftar mahfils in the country
The government has urged Muslims across the country to participate in Taraweeh prayers on a limited scale during the holy month of Ramadan in order to curb the spread of Covid-19.
A statement to this effect, signed by Md Anwar Hossain, senior information officer, was made by the Ministry of Religious Affairs on Thursday.
According to the statement, only 10 Muslims will be allowed to participate with two Hafez (preachers) at each of the mosques during the Taraweeh prayers across the country.
Jummah prayers will continue to be performed as per the government’s earlier directives.
Additionally, the government has barred people from arranging any kind of Iftar mahfil during the whole month of Ramadan.
An official gazette with detailed instructions in this connection will be published on Friday, according to the statement.
Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also urged citizens to perform prayers at home during the coronavirus crisis.