Religious activities at Sarawak mosques and surau postponed in CMCO areas

By S. Harrish

SARAWAK has suspended all religious activities at mosques and suraus in areas under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

According to a notice issued by the Sarawak Islamic Council (SIC), this will take effect from tomorrow and is due to the current Covid-19 pandemic in the state.

“SIC has decided that all activities including talks, workshops, classes and courses at all mosques and suraus within the CMCO-areas in Sarawak will be postponed during the CMCO period,” said the notice, according to Borneo Post.

However, the council said Friday prayers and the five times daily prayers could be held with a limited number of worshippers, according to the capacity of each mosque and surau.

It said each mosque and surau must comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP) of not exceeding 200 people, except for the State Mosque which should allow a congregation of not exceeding 300 people.

SIC added that the decision would take effect until further notice or SDMC lifts the CMCO.