After three months of closure mosques reopened to worshipers



People on Wednesday started to perform their prayers in mosques again after more than three months of suspension due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in the country. The mosques were reopened amid strict health precautions including the mandatory wearing of protective face masks by worshippers and the use of personal prayer rugs. The worshippers are also required to keep a distance of 1.5 metres inside the mosque and to perform the ritual ablution at home before going to the mosque. The elderly and those suffering from chronic disease are advised against praying in mosques while children are banned from going to the mosque. Despite the restrictions, worshippers rejoiced over the reopening of mosques.In a gesture of rejoicing over the mosque reopening, 100 heads of sheep, donated by charities, were slaughtered.-IIK