Kuwait eases COVID-19 restrictions to reopen mosques in some areas
Mosques in model residential areas and sparsely-populated areas will receive worshippers for the five daily prayers
Kuwait’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has given the green light to mosques to reopen in certain areas as of Wednesday, June 10, after almost three months of closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Dr Fahad Al-Afasi, said that mosques in model residential areas and sparsely-populated areas will receive worshippers for the five daily prayers starting with noon prayer on Wednesday, June 10.
However, the weekly Friday noon sermon and prayer will be performed only at the Grand Mosque in Kuwait City and will be broadcast on the official Kuwait TV, according to the state-run Kuwait News Agency.
Only the mosque's preacher and staff will be allowed to attend this prayer, the minister confirmed.
Al-Afasi also noted that the ministry has completed all preparations for reopening mosques and will abide by all preventive and precautionary measures outlined by the state's health authorities to prevent the spread of the virus.