UAE mosques to open at 50% capacity for Eid Al Adha

Mosques will remain open during the Eid Al Adha holidays at 50 per cent capacity, up from the 30 per cent currently allowed, it was announced on Wednesday.

During a press briefing, Dr Saif Al Dhaheri, spokesperson from the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management, announced the COVID-19-precautionary measures to be followed during Eid Al Adha celebrations in the UAE. This included a stipulation that mosques would remain open at 50 per cent capacity.

Prayers for Eid, which is set to be celebrated on July 31, are to be performed at home.

All sacrifices that need to be made must be done through charities, said authorities.

Gatherings and family visits are banned as well, as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.


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