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After being closed for more than 5 months, the Algerian government decides to reopen mosques

The Algerian government decided to officially reopen mosques next Saturday, August 15th, after more than five months of closure due to Covid-19.

The Algerian government decided to officially reopen mosques next Saturday, August 15th, after more than five months of closure due to Covid-19.

The authorities excluded Friday prayers from the decision in the first stage, while the governors were delegated the task of programmed reopening of mosques.

It called on worshippers to adhere to the preventive measures.

The first stage includes the 29 states subject to a partial home quarantine. Mosques with a capacity of more than 1,000 worshipers will be reopened, and all five daily prayers will be held in them throughout all days of the week, with the exception of Friday prayer.

The government stipulated that the governor personally oversees the programmed reopening of mosques.

According to the health protocol, it was decided to prohibit the use of air conditioners in mosques, and the entry of women, vulnerable people and children under 15 years.

The North African country has recorded 35,160 coronavirus infections, with 1,302 deaths.

In June, it resumed some economic activity, mainly in the construction and public works sectors, and allowed the reopening of some businesses.

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