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Corona virus: UAE Announces the Reopening of Mosques from July 1

Corona virus: UAE Announces the Reopening of Mosques from July 1


The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to gradually reopen mosques and other places of worships starting from July 1 with a maximum of 30 percentage of capacity, according to an official statement.

Friday prayers in mosques remain suspended until further notice.

“ People must adhere to social distancing measures between worshiper by leaving a safe distance of three meters between each other and not to gather and shake hands in any form,” said Saif al-Dhaheri, spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA).

“Each worshiper must bring his own prayer rug and it will not be allowed to leave it in the mosque after the end of the prayer. Ablution must be performed in the homes in addition to sanitizing the hands continuously before coming to the mosque. A face mask will be mandatory when attending each prayer,” al-Dhaheri added.

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