Not more than 12 persons including 10 devotees and two imams would be allowed to offer Isha and Taraweeh prayers in mosques during the month of Ramadan amid the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.
Besides, no public gathering in the name of iftar mahfil will be allowed. The Ministry of Religious Affairs Ministry on Thursday issued a directive in this regard.
The ministry also said its earlier directive to avoid mosques and offer prayers at home will remain in force.
"A circular will be issued in this regard on Friday,'' says the directive.
On April 6, the ministry issued a directive asking people to limit the participation of the devotees in Jummah at 10 and five-time regular prayers at 5.
Only 5 persons including imam, muazzin, khatib, khadim can offer daily prayers at mosques while 5 more can join Jummah prayer, the ministry added.
The ministry asked Muslims to offer Zohr prayers at home instead of offering Jummah prayer on Friday considering the current situation.
Meanwhile, seven more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Thursday, taking the death toll in the country to 127.
Besides, 414 more people tested positive for coronavirus during the period, raising the number of such cases in the country to 4,186.