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Iran is looking to reopen mosques in two cities in Fars Province

The Iranian Mosques Affairs Department confirmed that the mosques will be reopened in the cities of Lamerd and Mohr in Fars Province, southern Iran, after they are classified as “Coronavirus-free white areas”.

The Iranian Mosques Affairs Department confirmed that the mosques will be reopened in the cities of Lamerd and Mohr in Fars Province, southern Iran, after they are classified as “Coronavirus-free white areas”.

A statement of the department in the city of Lamerd said, “In conjunction with the announcement of the National Committee to Combat Corona and informing the Mosques Affairs Department regarding the reopening of mosques, congregational prayers will be held and cultural activities will be resumed according to health instructions in religious places starting this week in the white and low-risk areas.

It added, Friday prayers will be held this week, as well as the noon and afternoon prayers in the Friday prayer hall, where necessary arrangements have been made to hold these worship rituals while adhering to health standards.

The District Commissioner of Mohr also announced the resumption of Friday prayer, saying that “group prayers will only be held in mosques according to the health protocols.”

He added, in order to protect the health of the worshipers, the health care department in the district, in coordination with the committee, will disinfect the worship places.

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