Friday prayers and mosques have not been closed in any province other than Sindh. President Arif Alvi is meeting with different religious scholars to discuss what can be done to limit religious gatherings at this time. He has also tweeted on the subject, urging the Ulema to take urgent action to help stop the spread of the virus like other countries.
Arif Alvi had previously tweeted that he was not attending Jummah prayers to protect himself and everyone else from the spread of coronavirus by practicing social distancing.
The meeting has been organised by the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) and the the ministry of religious affairs. It will be attended by scholars from across the country via video link.