Kuwait to reopen mosques in some areas this week

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The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has given the green light to mosques, in some areas, to reopen as of Wednesday after almost three months of closure due to the novel coronavirus.

The Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr. Fahad Al-Afasi said in a statement that mosques in the model residential areas, sparsely-populated areas, will receive worshipers for the five daily prayers starting with the noon prayer on Wednesday (June 10).

He, however, noted, the weekly Friday noon sermon and prayer will be only performed at the Grand Mosque in Kuwait City and will be broadcast on the official Kuwait TV.

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Only the mosque’s preacher and staff will be allowed to attend this prayer, the minister said.

Al-Afasi noted that the ministry has completed all preparations for reopening the mosques and will abide by all preventive and precautionary measures outlined by the state’s health authorities to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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