New Delhi. Delhi 's historic Jama Masjid will be opened on July 4 to collectively offer prayers. Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the royal imam of the mosque, gave this information on Tuesday. Earlier on 11 June, the mosque was closed by 30 June in view of the severe situation due to the rapid increase in the cases of Kovid-19 in Delhi. Bukhari said that the decision to reopen the mosque was taken after consultation with people and experts, Bukhari said, almost everything under Unlock-1 has been opened and normal activities have also started. We have decided to open a mosque for people to offer namaz as awareness about security measures related to the protection of the virus has increased.
He said that people have to follow the precautionary rules like physical distance and wearing masks to avoid getting vulnerable to infection. Shahi Imam's personal secretary Amanullah died earlier this month from a corona virus infection. After this people were asked to perform namaz at home. However, some staff of the mosque were allowed to offer prayers for five times inside it.