Qatar excludes unvaccinated and children under 12 from entering mosques

MENA

Published: 2022-01-07 12:37

Last Updated: 2022-08-18 14:18


Qatar excludes unvaccinated and children under 12 from entering mosques
Qatar excludes unvaccinated and children under 12 from entering mosques

Thursday, the authorities in Qatar decided to prevent unvaccinated individuals from entering mosques to perform prayers.

A statement by the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs stated that as part of a series of precautionary measures against the virus, it was decided not to grant entry to mosques for those who have not been vaccinated, including children under 12 years old, according to local reports.

The Ministry called on mosque-goers to adhere to the precautionary measures recently taken in the country, in order to ensure the safety of worshipers and all members of the community.

Among the new measures, social distancing must be adhered to during prayers, especially Friday prayers, which witnesses a large influx of worshipers; the ministry also recommended that each person must bring its own carpet.