MARAWI CITY, May 11 (PIA)--Congregational prayers in mosques including mass outdoor congregation prayers related to the celebration of Eid'l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) have been suspended by the Lanao del Sur Provincial Inter-Agency TaskForce (PIATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases.
In Resolution No.06, series of 2021, the PIATF imposed a temporary ban on mass congregations and gatherings to protect the public from the highly contagious coronavirus disease (COVID)-19.
The PIATF issued the resolution following a consultative meeting with the Provincial Ulama Council and the Ulama Council of Marawi City.
Under the resolution, the PIATF directed that the Eid'l Fitr prayer shall be performed privately at home with immediate family members.
Celebration at residences with any person outside of one's immediate household is highly discouraged.
The PIATF also enjoined Muslim constituents in the province to celebrate Eid'l Fitr without sacrificing the observance of the minimum health standards and protocols.
On Monday, the Bangsamoro IATF issued an advisory empowering Provincial IATFs in the Bangsamoro region to adopt in consultation with religious leaders a policy on the conduct of Eid'l Fitr congregation prayer and other related gatherings based on the actual COVID-19 situation in their respective locality. (APB/PIA-ICIC)