Dubai: Permission to reopen. Local media reported that the mosques have been allowed to reopen for Fajr (morning), Duhar (noon) and Asr (afternoon) prayers from Thursday. The decision follows recommendations from the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and the National Medical Task Force on Coronavirus (COVD-19) in consultation with Sunni and Jaffari endowments. The Ministry stressed the importance of following all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all. Church prayers and Friday prayers were suspended in Bahrain on March 28 following the closure of churches to control the spread of the coronavirus. Fajr prayers were offered in mosques on August 28, in Duhar on November 1 and in Azur on December 6. On February 11, prayers and religious services in the churches were suspended. Religious ceremonies in the country have been online since February 14. This decision is based on the health of the elderly who attend the prayers. Kovid restrictions in Bahrain were extended from February 21 to March 14 for three weeks. The revised measures include allowing work-from-home access to a maximum of 70 per cent of employees in all government agencies, suspension of class attendance, and provision of online education in public and private schools, higher education institutions and kindergartens.