Mosques open for Friday prayer

Jordan

Published: 2020-10-02 12:35

Last Updated: 2021-03-07 13:41


From the archives
From the archives

Mosques in Jordan welcomed worshippers for Friday prayer for the first time in two weeks, on Friday.

Mosques were shut down by the government as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of the coronavirus across the country.

The Minister of Awqaf, Islamic Affairs and Holy Places, Mohammad al-Khalayleh, announced the reopening of mosques for all prayers, including Friday prayer, during a press conference on Wednesday.

He stressed the need to abide by health and safety guidelines issued by the ministry.

Worshippers are required to bring their own prayer mats, wear facemasks and maintain a safe distance from each other.

Khalayleh called on citizens to report any violations to the ministry, which will take the appropriate measures accordingly.

Mosques will be shut down if COVID-19 cases were recorded in the area, he added.