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Mosques reopen in KRG during Ramadan


Located in northern Iraq Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government(IKBY), mosques closed as part of the fight against the coronavirus epidemic (Covid-19) will reopen during Ramadan. The statement said that social distance should be maintained in mosques and asked worshipers to wear masks, perform ablutions at home and take prayer rugs.

The Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), located in northern Iraq, has decided to open mosques in connection with the arrival of Ramadan. A written statement issued by the KRG Ministry of Foundations said that mosques and places of worship, which were closed on March 31 due to the increase in the number of Covid-19 incidents, would be reopened during Ramadan.

In a statement on the need to maintain social distance in mosques, those who go to prayer were asked to wear masks, perform ablutions at home and take prayer rugs. The statement stressed that mosques do not offer food and drink.

The High Commission for Combating KRG Covid-19 has decided to close all mosques and places of worship in the region between March 31 and April 10.

According to the Ministry of Health, the total number of cases rose to 132,270 in the last 24 hours with the detection of 1,129 new cases. The ministry said 11 more people had died from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 3,786. (PUA)

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