The guidelines also include that ablutions to be performed at home rather than at mosques, while mosque managements to provide hand sanitisers.
Elaborating further, Muhyiddin said religious events for other religions involving large-scale gatherings must take into account advice and directive from the Ministry of Health.
In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, several agencies, associations and relevant quarters have postponed or cancelled their programmes.
In Perlis, the Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamallulail had decreed that today’s Friday prayers all at mosques in the state be replaced by zuhur prayers at home.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education decided that all programmes involving mass gathering such as sports and co-curriculum activities at all school nationwide be postponed, effective today.
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The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and Malaysia Football League (MFL) also announced that all 2020 Malaysian League (M-League) matches scheduled from March 16 will be postponed.
The prime minister said he was aware that some of the people were economically affected by the outbreak.
“Some are told to take time off, work from home, and even lose their jobs. Economically, the sectors most affected are tourism, small and medium enterprises, and the transport industry. I am aware that urgent measures must be taken by the government to reduce the impact of this outbreak on the country's economy, especially to the people, " Muhyiddin said.
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