COVID-19: Morocco to re-open 10,000 mosques to worshipers

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.

 

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