Bahrain suspends prayers in mosques for 2 weeks over COVID-19

Bahrain suspends prayers in mosques for 2 weeks over COVID-19
Picture shows the Manama’s repurposed convention centre, in which 6,000 people are participating in a large-scale trial of a Chinese-sponsored vaccine for Covid-19, on Aug. 27, 2020. (File/AFP)
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Updated 10 February 2021

Bahrain suspends prayers in mosques for 2 weeks over COVID-19

Bahrain suspends prayers in mosques for 2 weeks over COVID-19
  • The ministry will periodically review the suspension, depending on developments

DUBAI: Bahrain will suspend prayers and religious events at mosques for two weeks as of Feb. 11, state news agency BNA reported.

Worshippers instead can follow the Friday prayers and sermon live as they air from the Ahmed Al-Fateh Islamic Centre, report added.

The Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments said the suspension follows the recommendations of the National Medical Taskforce for Combating COVID-19 to protect elderly people as infections continually increase.

The ministry will periodically review the suspension, depending on developments.

Bahrain has confirmed a total of 108,807 since the start of the pandemic, 102,289 recovered patients and 387 deaths.