Enclosed prayer places at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque have actually been closed in an initiative to stem the spread of coronavirus, the authority in charge of supervising the city’s Islamic and also Christian divine websites introduced on Sunday, Anadolu Agency records.
“The Islamic Waqf Department decided to close the enclosed prayer places as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus,” Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani, the supervisor of Al-Aqsa Mosque, claimed in a declaration.
“All petitions will certainly be kept in the [outdoor] yard and also all doors will certainly continue to be open up to adorers,” he claimed.
Al-Aqsa substance includes a number of enclosed prayer places, consisting of the Dome of the Rock mosque.
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For Muslims, Al-Aqsa stands for the globe’s 3rd holiest website. Jews, for their component, describe the location as the “Temple Mount,” asserting it was the website of 2 Jewish holy places in old times.
After arising in Wuhan, China last December, the infection referred to as COVID-19, has actually infected at the very least 141 nations and also areas.
The worldwide casualty from the infection has actually exceeded 5,700 with greater than 152,000 situations verified worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.
A large bulk of those that come to be contaminated recuperate from the health problem.