Outdoor & Events

The Social Distancing Prayer Mat


Issue 60 | September 2021


Traditional prayer mats, the jaanemaz, are about 70cm wide and used in mosques where Muslims pray next to each other with their shoulders practically touching. In August 2021, Pakistan was braced for a fourth pandemic wave with the rapid spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. The government’s directives for social distancing were largely being ignored. Perhaps Dettol, long associated with products that protect families from harmful germs, could help.

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