Morocco’s Islamic affairs ministry said it will open 10,000 mosques for the five daily prayers, including the Friday prayer, while strictly applying protective measures to prevent contagion among worshipers.
Morocco reopened a number of mosques on July 15 for the five daily prayers except the Fri-day Prayer after the lifting of the lockdown.
Nearly 20,000 mosques remain still closed as Morocco has extended a health emergency decree due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
On October 13, Morocco confirmed 3185 with a total 156946 cases including 2685 deaths and 131,462 recoveries.
Critical cases rose to 535 people including 50 people under artificial respiration. Morocco so far tested nearly 3 million people.
Morocco’s economy is expected to shrink 6.3% this year as the pandemic and drought hit economic activity.
The country has created a special fund worth over 3 billion dollars to help most hit sectors and social categories and has set up a strategic investment fund to support SMEs and help them overcome the crisis.