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SINGAPORE: Dormitory operators will be allowed to hold congregational prayer sessions in dormitories for workers observing the month of Ramadan, subject to safe distancing measures.

The congregational prayers will be held for the evening prayers (Terawih) during Ramadan and the morning prayer on Hari Raya Puasa, the Ministry of Manpower announced on Friday (April 9).

Dormitory operators can apply through the Insurance, Care and Commitment (ACE) group under MOM to organize these congregational prayers, he added.

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Prayers can be conducted at appropriate locations in the dormitories, such as multipurpose rooms or common rooms, and the dormitories will be allowed to hold two sessions.

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Depending on the size and availability of these dormitory sites, up to 200 residents of each dormitory may attend these prayer sessions each day.

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Those who cannot attend the sessions can continue to pray in their room. They can also access the mosque’s online programs, available in Bengali, on the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) YouTube channel, SalamSGTV.

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Dormitories that have expressed interest in conducting such prayer sessions can nominate residents to be approved as prayer leaders or imams by MUIS, he added.

The ministry has also encouraged migrant workers to take the COVID-19 vaccine when available during this time.

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“Vaccination does not invalidate the fast,” MOM said. “During the period of Ramadan, arrangements have been made to extend vaccination hours until 10 pm in order to meet the needs of Muslim workers who must interrupt their fast before vaccination.

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“MOM will continue to work with dormitory operators and employers to meet the needs of Muslim migrant workers by observing Ramadan while ensuring compliance with the necessary measures to address the risks posed by COVID-19.”

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