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Social distancing: President Arif Alvi offers Juma prayer at home

He quoted a hadith of Holy Prophet that instruct sick people to not to mix with healthy people, said that when he does not know who is sick and who is healthy then he should resort to take precautions and practice social distancing.

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President Arif Alvi has urged people to offer Juma prayer at home instead of congregational prayers in mosques to reduce human-to-human contact as a precautionary move to stop the spread of coronavirus.

In his latest tweet, he said he is offering Zuhr prayers in the home instead of Juma prayer in the mosque. He quoted a hadith of Holy Prophet that instruct sick people to not to mix with healthy people, said that when he does not know who is sick and who is healthy then he should resort to take precautions and practice social distancing.

 

“I decided to perform Zohar in my house today instead of Juma. May Allah forgive me. I am attracted to Hadith of the Prophet ﷺ who said ‘Sick should not be mixed with healthy’ and when I don’t know who is sick and who is healthy, I save others from my infection too” wrote President Alvi in a tweet.

He has, therefore, set an example for people to practice social distancing essential to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.

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In his previous tweets, he informed he has contacted several religious preachers to encourage people to take precautions amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Also, he appreciated the political parties for rising above political differences to meet the challenge. He appealed the media houses to use their platform as much as possible to spread awareness on the pandemic coronavirus.

 

President Arif Alvi added that he has made a special request to the soap manufacturers to ramp up the production and sell the commodity at lower prices since soaps are more effective in killing viruses than sanitizers.

He recently returned from a one-day official trip to China. President Arif Alvi garnered praise from the Chinese people for touring China- which is the epicenter of global pandemic coronavirus. During his visit, he met President Xi Jinping and signed multiple contracts for bilateral cooperation.

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