Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch
Question: Assalamu alaykum
Can Firday prayer be missed in case of epidemic or pandemic like coronavirus pandemic?
Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate
It is permissible due to the pressing circumstances and the necessity to curb the spread of the coronavirus to abstain from the jumu’a prayer, any public congregational prayer, or any large gatherings.
It would be recommended to do so if one has reasonable fear of catching the virus or spreading it. Especially if one’s health is compromised or they feel flu like symptoms.
Beyond that it would be prohibited from one to attend such gatherings if they are a confirmed case of coronavirus.
Instructions of the Scholars
The above are the instructions given by leading islamic scholars of our time.
Please see the below links for more details.
Hope this helps
And Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a graduate from Tarim; student of Habib Umar and other luminaries; and authorized teachers of Qur’an and the Islamic sciences.