Covid-19 Patients Linked To KL Religious Event Visited 10 Mosques Including Sultan Mosque
On Sunday (15 Mar), the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) revealed that 5 attendees of a KL religious event who have tested positive for Covid-19 visited 10 mosques in the country since their return.
Since they may have come into contact with many others, MUIS is advising devotees at these mosques to monitor their health closely.
Singaporeans who are already anxious about the ongoing mosque closure now have something else to worry about.
Covid-19 patients visited 10 mosques after returning from KL event
Those familiar with mosque settings would know that there’s a strong communal spirit, from warm handshakes to standing in close proximity during prayer.
These practices may have unfortunately placed congregants at risk, especially after virus carriers have visited several locations.
In a press release on Sunday (15 Mar), MUIS disclosed that 5 Covid-19 cases from the KL religious event visited the following mosques after their return:
- Al-Iman, Bukit Panjang Ring Road
- Al-Istiqamah, Serangoon North
- Al-Mawaddah, Compassvale Bow
- Al-Muttaqin, Ang Mo Kio
- Hajah Rahimabi Kebun Limau, Kim Keat Road
- Hajjah Fatimah, Beach Road
- Kassim, Changi Road
- Jamae (Chulia), South Bridge Road
- Petempatan Melayu Sembawang, Jalan Mempurong
- Sultan, North Bridge Road
The dates and times at which they visited the mosques are in the document on MUIS’ website, which you can view here.
Alternatively, MP Amrin Amin has shared a comprehensive list on his Facebook page.
Devotees should monitor their health closely
Following the shocking news, MUIS has advised visitors who were at the mosques on those dates to monitor their health.
This is especially because the patients may have come into close contact with other congregants.
As Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore report more Covid-19 cases from the event, thorough contact tracing is of high priority.
This new information is shocking to everyone, but we hope the transparency on MOH’s and MUIS’ parts will help improve containment measures.
For those at risk and especially those feeling unwell, do remember to seek medical help and avoid visiting public places.