ISLAMABAD: The local administration of Islamabad has sealed Faisal Masjid over violation of coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) during Eid ul Adha.
The administration officials said that a slews of people flocked to the masjid for recreational activity, however they did not maintain social distance, while a great number of them were not even wearing masks. The administration did not specify as to how long the masjid will remain sealed. Police officials have been posted at the worshipping place.
It may be mentioned that thousands of tourists come to visit the monumental building located in the heart of Islamabad.
President Arif Alvi has also expressed displeasure over violation of SOPs at Faisal Mosque during Eid ul Adha prayers on July 21. He directed all the concerned departments to ensure strict compliance of COVID-19 SOPs and those violating should be subjected to action as per law.
“In the wake of 4th wave of COVID-19, observance of SOPs has become all the more important to minimize its impact through implementation of stringent measures,” he said.
6.86 million people have been fully vaccinated, while 10.92 million have been partially vaccinated for the viral disease across Pakistan. 32 people have died and 1,310 others recovered from the virus during last 24 hours.