A large coronavirus prayer session has been organised in southern Bangladesh which involved the participants chanting healing verses from Quran, AFP has reported.
VIDEO: A massive coronavirus prayer session takes place in Bangladesh as the South Asian nation reports its first death from the global pandemic. Local police said 10,000 people gathered in a field in southern Bangladesh to pray "healing verses" from the Koran pic.twitter.com/a1CCpifkzI— AFP news agency (@AFP) March 19, 2020
Around 10,000 people had gathered together in public for the prayer session. The country recently reported its first coronavirus related death. Fourteen people have tested positive so far.
As per reports, the prayer session was held at an open field in the country’s Raipur town. As per the local police chief, the participants “held the Khatme Shifa prayers after dawn to free the country from the coronavirus”.
The organisers who claimed an attendance of 25,000 had reportedly conducted the prayer session without taking the required permission. Bangladesh has already shut schools and asked people to refrain from attending large gatherings.