President of Algeria to reopen mosques for public

Mosques are to be reopen soon stated by the President of the country, Abdelmadjid Tebboune last Monday, since the down of city and some things during this COVID-19, worship places has not been open for citizen to worship together.

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune of Algeria
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune of Algeria
Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Algerian President  announced late on Monday that his country “is reviewing the possibility to reopen mosques for the public,’’ the official APS news agency reported.
The president made the remarks during a meeting of the High Security Council attended by top military and security officials as well as cabinet members to assess the COVID-19 epidemic inside the country.



Tebboune instructed Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad to programme a gradual reopening of mosques.

He added that the first phase of the programme will be limited to 1,000 large mosques in the country, which “will be able to allow the essential physical distancing with the imperative wearing of masks by all’’.

The prime minister was authorised to estimate the reopening of beaches and other places for recreation and relaxation.

Mosques, beaches and parks in the country have been closed since mid-March, as part of measures taken by the authorities to stem the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. (Xinhua/NAN)

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