Lebanon decides to reopen mosques starting May 22

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The General Directorate of Islamic Endowments in Lebanon announced the reopening of mosques for Friday prayers, starting May 22.

The Directorate said in a statement: "The mosques will reopen gradually based on medical reports from health specialists."

The Directorate reminded those praying about the preventive measures and the health conditions for performing Friday prayers such as ablution at home, and wearing masks and gloves in addition to bringing a prayer rug for each individual while maintaining adequate spacing.  

The Directorate also called on all the imams to shorten the sermon to about ten minutes.