17:18 - July 15, 2020
News ID: 3472022
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Kuwait plans to resume Friday prayers at mosques this week, according to local media reports.


The reports said Kuwait's Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has decided to lift a four-month ban on the prayers after taking rigorous steps to curb the coronavirus.

However, officials have warned that mosques will be closed again if worshippers fail to adhere to preventive measures.  

More than 1,000 mosques will be reopened across the country, according to reports

Mosque doors will open 30 minutes before the call to prayer and close 15 minutes after that, with the sermon and prayers not allowed to exceed 15 minutes.

Worshippers must wear face masks at all times and entry and exit areas will be illustrated by signs on the ground arranging each worshipper's designated area during prayer, according to KTimes.

Social distancing will be advised by preachers, who will also advise worshippers to stay at home should they experience any symptoms of the virus.

People currently quarantining will be denied entry, while those with compromised immune systems or chronic diseases will also be urged to remain at home.

Water fountains and toilets will be closed, with seats and door handles regularly cleaned, according to officials, with worshippers required to undertake their pre-prayer wash (wudu) at home.

Worshippers will need to bring their own prayer mats, while handshaking and any other physical interactions forbidden inside the mosques.

Children under the age of 15 will not be allowed into the mosques.


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