KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 16 -- The National Security Council has laid down the standard operating procedures (SOP) for mosques and suraus to conduct congregational and Friday prayers in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, and Selangor, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

"For Friday prayers in KL, Putrajaya and Labuan, no more than 50 congregants will be permitted to attend, depending on the size and space of the mosque or surau's prayer hall, with a distance of one metre between each congregant," he said during his press conference today.

Ismail said the decision was made following information and input from the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) and the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais).