Saudi: 77 Mosques to Reopen at Al-Jawf

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Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jawf will reopen an additional 77 mosques to help maintain social distancing between worshipers, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.

This brings the number of reopened mosques in this region to 175.

Head of Islamic Affairs in Al-Jawf, Awad Al-Anzi said the additional mosques will help decrease the number of people praying at each location, in order to observe the Kingdom’s provisions of social distancing at mosques.

Last week, hundreds of thousands of worshippers attended the first Friday prayers held at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah since the gatherings were suspended to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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