SIBU: Muslims who want to perform terawih prayers at the mosque or surau in the last 10 nights before Syawal, are urged to be careful and strictly adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Sibu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee said, this was in view of the fact that two mosques here had to be closed because there were positive Covid-19 cases recorded among the congregated worshippers.
“I understand today (Wednesday) there are two mosques closed.
“Masjid An-Nur Sibu and Masjid Babussalam have been closed because there were positive cases there. We are sad to hear that as we have 10 days left before ending this fasting ritual,” he explained.
He said this during a live stream update on the details of the daily case of Covid-19 Sibu district on its social media on Wednesday night.
An-Nur Sibu Mosque is located in Jalan Awang Ramli Amit while Babussalam Mosque is located in Kampung Jeriah.
Dr Annuar, who is also the Public Health and Housing Assistant Minister, said that the congregation at the mosques and surau here must always comply with the SOPs.
“Not only can we not go to the mosque or surau, the whole congregation is also involved because there are cases.
“Please keep the mosque and surau clean by wearing a face mask each which is an easy thing to comply with,” said the Education, Science and Technology Research Assistant Minister.
According to Dr Annuar, during the last 10 nights of Ramadan, many people want to go down to the mosque or surau.
The Nangka assemblyman told that negligence could invite danger to others as well.
“We hope that 10 days before Hari Raya Aidilfitri, no mosque or surau will be closed due to Covid-19 cases.
“By adhering to the SOPs that have been set, we believe that cases in mosques and surau can be avoided,” he said.