- The total number of churches closed in the country in the last 13 days has risen to 105
- Of the total 105 churches, 92 were reopened after being disinfected
- Believers began to be accepted with strict safety standards
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With this, the total number of mosques closed in the country in the last 13 days is 105, the Ocas newspaper reported, citing the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. Of the total 105 churches, 92 were reopened after disinfection and began to receive believers in compliance with strict safety standards.
The ministry had recently intensified inspections of churches across the country to ensure that precautions are being taken against the spread of Kovid. The ministry stressed the importance of observing restrictions, including wearing masks, personalizing prayers and keeping a distance from each other while in churches.
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Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Abdul Tayf bin Abdul Aziz recently warned that the decision to close mosques was made amid fears that coronavirus cases would increase. The mosques were reopened by Saudi authorities last May after being closed for two months to prevent the spread of Kovid-19.
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