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Gradual reopening of mosques in Morocco from Wednesday July 15

In a press release published on Tuesday July 7, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs announces the gradual reopening of mosques in Morocco from the “Addohr” prayer on Wednesday July 15.

The reopening will take into account the epidemiological situation linked to Covid-19 at the local level. Sanitary measures will be implemented for this purpose by the regional committees at the gates of mosques.

According to the same source, the reopening will concern the 5 prayers of the day. The mosques will remain closed for Friday prayers. The date of resumption of the latter will be announced later.

In its press release, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs urges the faithful to respect health measures, in particular the wearing of protective masks and social distancing (1.5 meters).

He also called on the faithful not to gather in mosques, before and after prayers, and to avoid shaking hands.

As a reminder, the mosques have been closed since Monday March 16 due to the spread of the coronavirus.

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