Minister of Islamic affairs calls on worshippers to respect safety measures in mosques; Saudi Arabia

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Minister of Islamic affairs Saudi Arabia called on Muslims to respect safety measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus inside mosques as the Kingdom eases some restrictions.

Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said worshipers should bring their own prayer mats, wear masks and wash their hands prior to coming to the mosque to ensure the safety of other worshippers.

Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said preventative measures will remain in place to ensure a safe return of worshipers to mosques for Friday prayers from May 31 until June 20, except in Makkah.

Worshippers must keep 2 meters apart and leave a row of space empty between each row, he said.

The minister said the elderly and children under 15 should continue to avoid going to the mosque.

Before this the Saudi authorities said that the mosques will open for the daily prayers and the weekly Friday prayers during the second stage of the easing of restrictions starting next Sunday, May 31, until Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Authority has set several mandatory guidelines as mosques reopen for daily prayers including the weekly Friday prayer across the Kingdom except the holy city of Makkah,

Source: Arab News

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