“Covid19 will vanish if Muslims are allowed to read Namaz in Mosques”, stupid statement by Samajwadi party MP

Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqur Rahman has hit the headline for making a silly statement on Coronavirus. He said that the coronavirus will disappear if Muslims are allowed to offer namaz at mosques.

At a time when the entire world is avoiding leaving home in the current outbreak of coronavirus, Samajwadi leader gave bizarre advice on Coronavirus.

In India alone, the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus have surpassed 1.3 million so far, while at least 30,000 people have died in the country from the infection.

The government is making all necessary efforts to bring the situation under control and wants to make sure that Indians will no longer suffer from the deadly disease. To combat the deadly disease, the government has appealed to all citizens to maintain social distancing.

Rahman, on the other hand, said that coronavirus is not a disease but punishment by God for people’s sins as there is no cure yet for the disease. Rahman, who represents the Sambhal constituency in Uttar Pradesh, stated, “I want markets to open on the occasion of Bakra Eid so that we can easily purchase animals for the purpose of sacrificing them during the festival. We also demand that mosques be opened so than we can offer namaz twice a day during Eid. I believe that when we will apologise in the mosques, pray for coronavirus to end, God will listen to our prayers and the situation will improve”.

The Yogi Aditynath-led government has announced complete lockdown across the state on weekends keeping in view the rise in coronavirus cases in the state. “The markets and offices will remain closed on these days. However, the banks will remain open,” Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Information) Awanish Awasthi was quoted as saying by PTI.

“This is being done basically to stop the spread of infection through unwanted physical movement. Economic activities will, however, not suffer,” he said.

During the lockdown in Uttar Pradesh, only essential services are allowed to operate.

As per the lockdown guidelines, all offices, both government and private, along with shops for non-essential items, malls, and restaurants, will remain closed.

The state government has also imposed restrictions on the movement of people and prohibited the use of private vehicles, public transport during the weekends. Scientists are trying their best to find a complete cure to combat the fast-spreading disease.

Unfortunately, for now, there is no vaccination or cure available to help patients recover the deadly disease. So it is advised to take all possible precautions. People should avoid the area where coronavirus infection has been reported. Make sure that you keep yourself away from those who have coronavirus symptoms.

Dharam Sikarwar
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