The Sindh government has announced that citizens will not be allowed to offer congregational prayers — including Friday prayers — in mosques.
The decision came only hours after the federal government said that mosques would remain open and congregational prayers would be offered in "limited numbers".
Spokesperson for the Sindh government Barrister Murtaza Wahab announced the provincial government's decision on Twitter and added that the decision was taken after consultations with ulema and medical experts.
As per the Sindh government spokesperson, five people including mosque staff will be permitted to offer congregational prayers.
The decision will be in effect from March 27 (tomorrow) till April 5.