Bengaluru, April 14: The Karnataka government has issued a set of guidelines for Muslims to follow during the holy month of Ramzan, in view of growing coronavirus cases in the state.

The government said the growing cases call for strict compliance of COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour (CAB), especially during Ramzan as "people tend to congregate in large numbers".

According to a circular issued by the government, people above 60, those with comorbidity, pregnant women and children below 10 years should remain at home. Large gatherings of people are prohibited and social distancing should be maintained at mosques. There should be markings on the floor of the place of worship to manage queues and face masks should be made mandatory. Happy Ramzan 2021 Wishes And Messages: Ramadan Kareem Greetings, Quotes, HD Images, WhatsApp DP And Facebook Status Messages to Share on First Roza.

"Entry of visitors shall be staggered to avoid crowding," it said. Cough etiquette should be adhered to, thermal screening and hand sanitisation should be done at the entrance of mosques, it added.

During 'Iftar', Muslims are advised to break their fast at home and reach mosques only for prayers. The circular also said the mosques should be frequently cleaned and disinfected. Those found infected by coronavirus should be isolated immediately and a medical facility should be informed. The government also asked the mosque authorities to sensitise the faithful about dos and don'ts during the pandemic.