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KUALA LUMPUR: The government yesterday allowed lectures, dhuha prayers and religious classes to be held in mosques and surau beginning this week, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said this was subject to compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and would depend on the size and capacity of mosques and surau.

“Mosques and surau are also authorised to hold tazkirah (religious talks) before Friday prayers, subject to the SOP adherence, beginning this Friday (July 3),” he told a press conference on the latest development on the recovery movement control order (RMCO) yesterday.

According to Ismail Sabri, the special ministerial committee meeting on the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) had studied the Higher Education Ministry’s (KPT’s) proposal on the opening of Higher Learning Institutions (IPT) and SOPs for local and international students. 

“The meeting had agreed to the KPT’s proposal and the ministry would be announcing on the detailed SOPs and dates of the IPT’s opening,” he said.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said the government would be launching the Covid-19 Awareness Campaign nationwide and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin would officiate at the launch. 

He said the campaign is aimed at adopting the new normal and self-control practices to curb Covid-19 transmission. − Bernama