Report By: Nandika Chand | Last Updated June 14, 2020
A mosque in Kerala’s Kozhikode district is giving smart cards to people for offering prayers and encouraging them to maintain social distancing amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Muhammad Sajjad, a member of the mosque committee said they have issued smart cards to people in the surrounding areas of the Masjid. He said whoever enters the mosque’s has to rub their hands with sanitizers. The committee has also setup a camera to identify the people. “The automatic system has been put in place to save the address and phone number. Next time, they only have to say their smart card number so that other details will get automatically filled,” Sajjad explained. “The door of the mosque will open automatically after swiping the card.”
The committee has installed a senor on the doors. Moreover, marks have been made inside the mosque to help maintain and encourage social distancing. This initiative comes after the Kerala government allowed the opening of places of worship, malls and restaurants from June 9.