Tens of thousands of Muslim faithful in Bangladesh gathered in an open field in Raipur town in southern Bangladesh to pray "healing verses" from the Quran to free the country from the deadly virus, Breitbart reported.
According to media reports, the organisers claimed the number of worshippers was closer to 25,000 and acknowledged they did not get permission from authorities to hold the session.
Local Police Chief Tota Miah said," They held the Khatme Shifa prayers after dawn to free the country from the Coronavirus."
Authorities have already shut schools and asked locals to avoid large gatherings to halt the spread of the disease.
However, in Iran, earlier this month, online videos emerged, showing the hard-line Muslims licking and kissing shrines to show they have no fear of infection.
Touching and kissing surfaces in shrines is a common practice for Muslim pilgrims, and religious hardliners argue the holy sites of Qom are "a place for healing" that the Government has no right to close down.