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Islamic affairs minister instructs taking further measures in mosques to curb the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom

Riyadh, Building on the measures taken by the Saudi authorities to curb the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh, Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, ordered the implementation of a package of decisions regarding situations in mosques of the Kingdom, including lessening the gap between Azan (calling for prayer) and Iqama (start of prayer) to ten minutes for the five prayers aday; keeping Friday speech and prayer in the range of 15 minutes; suspending the tradition of feeding fasting worshippers; preventing long-stay inside mosques by worshippers following regular prayers; removing food and dates from inside mosques; and removing used drinking cups, usually found by the side of water refrigerators.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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