Syria opens mosques for Friday prayers pertaining to lockdown ease

The global pandemic has impacted economies in the adverse and several nations are now gradually loosening restrictions of the coronavirus lockdown to support the dwindling economies.

As part of the government’s plan to ease restrictions, Syria has allowed its mosques to re-open on May 8. The mosques have been opened for the first time since the month of March. The Syrian government opened the mosques with some restrictions at place, as it were only opened for the Friday prayers and not for Muslims’ five prayers per day.

The measures of social distancing were put in place and the temperature of the worshippers were measured by workers in masks and overalls who stood at the gates of the mosques.

In a recent speech, Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, said that Syria is moving towards opening-up, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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