Ministry asks Muslims to close mosques
The Ministry of Health yesterday asked the Muslim community to stop all services at mosques and informal gatherings at houses temporarily after it was determined that some members had contracted COVID-19.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George said the decision was made after consultation with the hierarchy of the Muslim community.
President of the Barbados Muslim Association, Dr Abdul Mohamed, said he understood the decision, because it would put the authorities in a position to start contact tracing and reduce any possible spread of the virus among members of that faith.
“The mosques have been asked to close. We have done this before with churches,” said George, noting that due to the spread of the virus, their actions were in line with what had been done when previous church clusters had been identified in 2020 and this year.
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