Ajaz Ahmad War
Srinagar, April 14: India is currently witnessing brutal second wave of Coronavirus with cases on daily bases witnessing steep rise and deaths too increasing. The demand for oxygen in different parts of the country too remains all time high.
Maharashtra, the country’s most important state in terms of contribution to the national economy, is bracing for the economic impact of tighter restrictions imposed by the local administrations amid rising Covid-19 infections.
With the holy month of Ramadhan 2021 starting the Coronavirus cases in Kashmir too have seen a steep rise and authorities had thus called mosques to observe social distance during prayers , but all these seems to have gone to toss especially in the local mosques and other small community mosques .
At number of local mosques especially the Standard operating procedures especially social distancing has been widely ignored.
Even many worshipers in these mosques are not wearing the much needed face masks.
IAS officer Pandurang Kondbarao Pole Divisional commissioner Kashmir , while talking to the Kashmir Media Watch stated :” The large number of private mosques throughout length and breadth of the Kashmir valley is creating problems as they are not adhering to social distancing and mask wearing. We would in coming two days call the management of these mosques and see to it that all the COVID protocols are followed as pandemic situation in country is getting bad to worse.”
Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay at least 6 feet away from others when possible, even if you-or they-do not have any symptoms. Social distancing is especially important for people who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
One hopes that all our mosques adhere to following strictly all the COVID standard operating procedures.