30 May 2020 - 21:24
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Iranian President Hasan Rouhani said all mosques in the country will reopen to allow ‎worshippers in for daily prayers.‎

RNA – Iranian President Hasan 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.‎

IQNA

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