Worshipers overcrowd in a mosque in Idlib in “al Taraweeh” prayer shows the lack of awareness & social commitment towards the risk of COVID-19 pandemic

An image spreads on internet website shows an overcrowded mosque where worshipers were converging. We are able to identify the site and date of the image which belongs to Saed Bin Abu Waqqas Mosque in Idlib city and was captured on April 24, 2020, for worshipers praying “al Tarawih” prayer which is against the simple precautionary measures that should be taken for prevention of COVID-19 pandemic among citizens.

SNHR confirms that the responsibility for raising awareness and imposing obligation should hold by the local council and the dominant power. The Syrian Islamic council and National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition forces with all their bodies and have to take real action to this regard by spread the notion of “Stay at home”, physical and social isolation, issuing advisory and awareness-raising brochures and following up the implementation to ensure the safety of society’s members from the risk of infection and death