Police and law enforcement officials were deployed across the country on Friday to ensure that prayer congregations remain restricted as the government fights to flatten the curve.
Every week, since the government started imposing restrictions on movement, law enforcement officials struggle to ensure that crowds do not gather for prayers on Friday, yet congregations are held across the country.
As of now, Pakistan has recorded 7,289 cases of the novel coronavirus while 137 people have died from the disease. Government officials have warned that the number of reported cases will increase along with the testing capacity. Initially, most cases were imported from other countries but now 58 per cent of the cases are of local transmission.
Header: Muslims maintain safe distance as they attend Friday prayer in a mosque in Karachi. — Reuters