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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

DC Ganderbal urges for suspending congregational prayers on forthcoming festivities



GANDERBAL: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal Shafqat Iqbal today urged the general public of district Ganderbal to suspend congregational prayers on forthcoming Shab-I-Qadir, Jumat-ul-Vida and Eid-ul Fitr as a precautionary measure to combat the threat of COVID-19.

The DC made these remarks during the meeting with the religious clerics of the district to discuss the precautionary measures to be taken on forthcoming festivities to break the chain of Covid infection transmission.

He further urged to other religious clerics of the district to become administration's messengers and sensitize the general public about the importance of social distancing and other precautions in these difficult times.



While briefing the clerics about the measures to be taken for peaceful celebration of festivities, the DC said though district administration has taken all strict measures in efforts to break the chain of its transmission but it is responsibility of the people to cooperate with the district administration and assist it in its efforts as they show cooperation by way of adhering to the related advisories as usual.



While urging people to offer prayers on forthcoming festivities in their homes, he explained that distancing helps break the chain of transmission which is critical to containing its spread and urged one and all to practice it along with all other precautions like wearing face masks and frequent hand-washing.


Meanwhile, while briefing the media, the Imams appealed general public of the district to offer prayers on forthcoming festivities in their homes as a precautionary measure to combat the threat of COVID-19. They also urged for maintaining social distance, observing total lock down and adopting other related advisories to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection.

Among others the meeting was also attended by ADC Ganderbal, Farooq Ahmad Baba, ACR and other concerned.

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