14:48 - May 30, 2020
News ID: 3471548
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said all mosques in the country will reopen to allow worshippers in for daily prayers.


Speaking at a Saturday meeting of the National Headquarters for Fighting Coronavirus, Rouhani said that according to a decision by the headquarters, all mosques will open their doors.

He stressed that worshippers are required to fully observe the health protocols.

Among them, he said, it is important to maintain the required distance.

In early May, mosques that had been closed to worshippers due to the coronavirus outbreak reopened in ‘white zones’ (low risk areas) of the country.

Iran closed mosques and other religious sites in March to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Classified a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the new virus, a respiratory disease known as COVID-19, emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei Province late last year.

It has infected more than 6 million people and killed over 367,000 globally.

According to Iran’s Health Ministry, more than 115,000 patients in Iran have recovered from the disease so far.



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