Egypt to allow resumption of Friday prayers in major mosques

Egypt to allow resumption of Friday prayers in major mosques
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Updated 28 August 2020

Egypt to allow resumption of Friday prayers in major mosques

Egypt to allow resumption of Friday prayers in major mosques
  • A nationwide campaign has been implemented to disinfect mosques in preparation for the weekly prayers
  • Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said sermons during the prayers were limited to only 10 minutes

DUBAI: Egypt’s Friday prayers will resume in major mosques, but strict coronavirus precautionary measures in place, local daily Al-Ahram online reported.
A nationwide campaign has been implemented to disinfect mosques in preparation for the weekly prayers.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said sermons during the prayers were limited to only 10 minutes.
According to the precautionary measures set by the government, worshippers must wear face masks at all times, maintain physical distancing and use private prayer rugs. People will be allowed to enter the mosques 10 minutes ahead of prayers and doors will be closed immediately afterwards.
Earlier in June, mosques were allowed to reopen for daily prayers for the first time since March, but Friday prayers remained suspended.
The government banned prayers in all mosques across the country on March 21 to help curb the spread of coronavirus.