Eid ul Fitr prayers for the year 2021 is to be marked at various Mosques across the country instead of the usual open spaces from where Muslims congregate, National Chief Imam Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu has announced.
The Chief Imam stated that he himself will not be marking the Eid prayers at the Independence Square as has been the norm but will rather observe the prayer from his Mosque at Fadama.
The Chief Imam says this directive is in keeping with COVID-19 protocols and ban on large gatherings as part of efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic.
Mosques where the Eid 2021 prayers will be held should have everyone in Mask and enforced as well as hand sanitizers and hand washing option for congregants.
Last year, in compliance with the ban occasioned by the pandemic, the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, directed all Muslims to observe Eid-ul-Fitr at home and strictly observe social distancing even as they make merry.
He strongly cautioned the youth against the use of motorbikes for mass celebration since that act was a violation of the social distancing requirement.
This is continuing this year.