Algeria announces the suspension of congregational prayers in mosques after the outbreak of Corona

Today, Monday, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Endowments in Algeria announced the suspension of congregational prayers in the mosques of the governorates covered by the curfew approved by the President of the country, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, after the record rise in new Corona virus infections.

Yesterday, the Algerian government decided, under the directives of President Tebboune, to return to imposing more restrictions in 35 out of 58 governorates for a period of 10 days, starting today, after recording a record increase in the number of Corona virus infections in the recent period.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs revealed, in a statement today, other accompanying measures that lie in suspending congregational prayers in mosques affected by the timing of the partial curfew (from eight at night to six in the morning), and raising the call to prayer for suspended prayers, taking into account the formula “pray in your homes” twice in The end of the call to prayer, the suspension of Quranic education in all spaces, and the closure of the branches of the Islamic Cultural Center in all concerned governorates.

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