Srinagar: The Srinagar administration on Thursday closed all religious places to prevent spread of Coronavirus in the district, where a 67-year-old man became the first person to die due to deathly infection.
“Closure of all religious places in #Srinagar is under way. With active cooperation of Management committees. Revered shrines Hazratbal, Naqshband Saheb show the way. #StayAtHome,” Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary wrote on twitter.
He said closing of religious places which attract gatherings is an important step to save a whole population. “Let’s stay indoors, stay safe to be able to worship again,” he said.
He said prayers are equally effective from home as they would be from a religious place. Don’t call people out when everyone in world is #StayingHomeNow,” he tweeted.
“Dastgeer Saheb , Gurudwara Saheb Chhati Padshahi and others. Mosques follow. Thankful to officials on ground and all management committees. #StayAtHome,” he added.