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    3 Mosques in Singapore were closed due to the Covid-19 case

    Kamis, Desember 03, 2020, 12:19 WIB Last Updated 2020-12-03T05:19:56Z
    3 Mosques in Singapore were closed due to the Covid-19 case

    UMMAT DAILY ■ Not only malls and restaurants, Covid-19 patients in Singapore also had time to pray at mosques. This follows the opening of a mosque in Singapore last November. There are at least 3 mosques visited by Covid-19 positive patients who can still transmit the virus.

    The mosque was closed for cleaning and disinfection on Wednesday (2/12). The three mosques are the Ahmad Mosque in Pasir Panjang, the Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim Mosque on the  arbourfront, and the En-Naeem Mosque in Hougang.

    "Orders for congregational prayers at mosques will be canceled," the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) said in a statement on Facebook.

    The reason is that the affected mosques are undergoing thorough cleaning and disinfection, with a tentative reopening on Thursday (3/12).

    "This is awaiting examination and confirmation from the relevant agencies," added MUIS as quoted by the Straits Times, on Thursday (3/12).

    The religious council added that the Ministry of Health was actively conducting contact tracing. All congregants who have been identified as close contacts of the individual who has tested positive will be contacted for further action as needed.

    "It also serves as a timely reminder of the importance of using TraceTogether when visiting mosques, so that anyone who may be exposed to an infected person can be identified and contacted quickly," MUIS added.

    News of the mosque closure follows an announcement by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday that a total of five cases were linked in the past week. The ministry has also announced one Covid-19 case in the community on November 30.

    The patient, a 35-year-old Nepalese man, had been diagnosed with a switch when he was tested for Covid-19 prior to his November 28 departure for the United States.

    The last of the five unrelated cases in the community in the past week was a 32-year-old man working as a technician. He had dinner with 12 family members at Seoul Park at Tampines Mall on November 21. Before him, the last patient from the community was announced on November 10.