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

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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.

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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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