Covid-19: Emergency Guidelines of the GGP for a Muslim holiday

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Urgent information in view of the Muslim holiday of Id al-Adha, issued by the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection, Nikos Hardalias.

In the briefing, the Undersecretary emphasizes the measures that must be observed for the Muslim holiday, which, as it is emphasized, will take place only inside mosques. It is also noted that in addition to handshakes and handshakes, gatherings in public places are prohibited, while inside the windows should be observed the measures provided for indoor spaces, with distances.
The announcement of the Civil Protection

“In view of today’s and tomorrow’s Muslim holiday, the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection & Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias, announces and reminds about the protection measures to limit the spread of COVID 19 as follows:

July 31, 2020 is one of the biggest Muslim holidays, the Feast of the Sacrifice of Abraham, Eid al-Adha or Eid al-Adha.

The religious duties of the Muslims for the feast of the Sacrifice of Abraham are reminded that they will be performed only inside the Mosques according to what is provided in the JMD D1a / G.P.oik.34060, whose validity has been extended until 21/8/2020, that is, one person is allowed per 5 sq.m. and at a distance of 1.5 meters between them. In mosques that are larger than 500 sq.m. the maximum number allowed is 100 people. Every believer must have his own prayer mat with him.

It is forbidden to perform prayers in public places and the Municipalities that have granted spaces for their performance must immediately revoke the relevant permits. In the courtyards of the Mosques it is allowed to gather up to 10 people with a distance of 1.5 meters between them, while they must wear a mask.

Of course, handshakes, kisses, exchanges of kisses and hugs increase the likelihood of transmitting the disease and should therefore be avoided.

Vulnerable groups must remain at home. Praying at home is the safest way for them to fulfill their religious duties while protecting their health. It is also forbidden to gather more than 10 people at festive meals or dinners.

We wish our Muslim fellow citizens happy birthday for tomorrow and we reiterate that we must be very careful so that every day of joy and prayer dedicated to God does not turn into a cause and a source of transmission of the coronavirus “.

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