The historic Jama Masjid, which was closed earlier this month due to the increase in Corona infection cases, will reopen to the public from July 4. The Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari gave this information on Tuesday. The mosque was closed on 11 June in view of the serious situation in Delhi due to an increase in COVID-19 cases till 30 June.
Earlier, the closed mosque was reopened on 8 June due to a lockdown of about two months announced by the government. The government had given relief to the mosques during Unlock 1.0. Bukhari said the decision to reopen the mosque has been taken after consulting people and experts.
Bukhari said that under Unlock 1.0, almost everything has opened up and normal activities have resumed. We have taken this decision to open a mosque to offer prayers to the people as fear of the virus has reduced and awareness about security measures has increased.
He said that precautions like maintaining social distancing, wearing safety masks and sanitization would be followed to protect people from infection.
Earlier this month, Amanullah, a private secretary to the Shahi Imam, died due to the coronavirus. During the bandh, people were asked to offer namaz at home and only a few staff members were allowed to offer namaz five times a day in the mosque.