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Pakistan: Prayers for protection against coronavirus pandemic held nationwide02:22

Pakistan: Prayers for protection against coronavirus pandemic held nationwide

Pakistan, Karachi
December 4, 2020 at 16:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of worshippers gathered inside the New Memon Masjid mosque in Karachi on Friday to perform the Youm-e-Dua, a prayer held nationwide to call for the protection of humanity from the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

President of Pakistan Arif Alvi announced on Thursday that mosques across the country would be observing the prayer. He urged worshippers to respect measures aimed at curbing the spread of the disease.

However, most people were seen inside the mosque without a mask nor observing distancing measures.

Pakistan's president during his speech reiterated the country's strategy of following precautionary measures and taking care of the vulnerable amid the second wave of the virus.

Pakistan has thus far recorded just over 410,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 8,260 deaths related to the disease, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Pakistan: Prayers for protection against coronavirus pandemic held nationwide02:22
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Hundreds of worshippers gathered inside the New Memon Masjid mosque in Karachi on Friday to perform the Youm-e-Dua, a prayer held nationwide to call for the protection of humanity from the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

President of Pakistan Arif Alvi announced on Thursday that mosques across the country would be observing the prayer. He urged worshippers to respect measures aimed at curbing the spread of the disease.

However, most people were seen inside the mosque without a mask nor observing distancing measures.

Pakistan's president during his speech reiterated the country's strategy of following precautionary measures and taking care of the vulnerable amid the second wave of the virus.

Pakistan has thus far recorded just over 410,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 8,260 deaths related to the disease, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

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