No order to close Shah Alam mosque, says Jais

The Selangor Islamic Religious Department says the Al Munawwarah Mosque in Shah Alam is open for prayers. (Bernama pic)

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) has denied ordering the closure of the Al Munawwarah Mosque in Section 27 here because of Covid-19 infection.

A report had said the mosque has been temporarily closed after a member of the congregation, who returned from Vietnam, was believed to be down with Covid-19.

“No directive was issued for the mosque to close. It will continue to open for all prayers,” JAIS director Mohd Shahzihan Ahmad said.

He advised the mosque management to seek the cooperation of the people, especially those with symptoms or those having contact with Covid-19 patients, to undergo self-quarantine and go for health screening.

They should also follow the guidelines issued by the health ministry, he said.