Even the clerics in Pakistan have refused to adhere to government recommendations to block the spread of coronavirus disorder COVID-19, saying the five daily prayers and the Friday prayers will be held at mosques.
The ulemas and priests, however, stated they will stick to the precautionary steps.
The number of coronavirus instances in Pakistan inched towards 6,000 following 272 new illnesses had been reported, the health ministry said Wednesday as Prime Minister Imran Khan extended the continuing lockdown until the end of the month to fight the pandemic.
He, however, stated that some essential businesses would be opened to be able to begin business activities.
Government in most states have formally restricted congregations in mosques, such as for Friday prayers, to five individuals or less for the previous two weeks. But several cases of breach of government requests, and confrontation with authorities seeking to enforce these orders, have been reported.
Mufti Taqi Usmani, a renowned religious scholar and former judge of the Federal Shariat Court, known as the five daily prayers a”requirement”, based on Pakistan newspaper Dawn.
Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services stated that the number of coronavirus patients from the nation climbed to 5,988, together with 272 new cases and 11 deaths during the previous 24 hours.
Thus far, 1,446 individuals have recovered from the disorder and 107 deaths are reported from the nation.