5 June: Jordan Re-Open Mosques For Prayers

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Officials on Thursday introduced that mosques and church buildings within the Kingdom will open their doorways based on well being and public security measures subsequent week.

Speaking throughout a press convention on the Prime Ministry on Thursday, Minister of State for Media Affairs Amjad Adaileh mentioned that Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Omar Razzaz chaired a Cabinet assembly devoted to discussing the suggestions of the National Anti-Pandemic Committee.

The assembly resulted in a call to reopen mosques on June 5 based on well being and public security measures, Adaileh mentioned, noting that the laws for complete curfews might be amended as of June 5 to permit folks to go to mosques on foot on Fridays.

The minister additionally famous that the federal government is contemplating different suggestions to reopen extra sectors, stressing that this “does not mean that the threat is gone” and that such a call would lead to elevated case numbers. He referred to as on folks to put on masks whereas visiting private and non-private departments and to undertake public security measures.

Awqaf Minister Mohammad Khalaileh, additionally talking on the convention, mentioned that within the first section of reopening mosques, solely Friday prayers might be allowed to happen based on sure public security measures that might be introduced later, stressing that individuals should put on masks and take their prayer rugs with them upon visiting the mosques.

Khalaileh referred to as on these aged 50 and above and people with diseases to not go to mosques. He additionally mentioned that Friday sermons won’t exceed 10 minutes and guides for security measures might be distributed to mosques for the congregation to observe. Results of this preliminary reopening might be evaluated earlier than the authorities open mosques for all prayers, he mentioned.

Also talking on the convention, President of the Jordan Churches Council Archbishop Christophorus Attallah introduced that church buildings within the Kingdom will reopen on June 7, calling on the aged and people who are sick to keep away from attending church buildings.

Meanwhile, Jordan registered eight new coronavirus infections on Thursday, rising the caseload to 728 because the outbreak of the pandemic, Health Minister Saad Jaber mentioned on the convention.

Jaber famous that the brand new instances embody two truck drivers on the Omari border crossing, considered one of whom is Jordanian and was transferred to Prince Hamzah Hospital. Six Jordanians who not too long ago returned to the Kingdom from Russia additionally examined optimistic for the virus, the minister added. A complete of 11 folks left hospitals on Thursday, rising the variety of recovered sufferers to 497 and leaving 162 presently receiving remedy, he mentioned, noting that epidemiological investigation groups carried out 3,100 assessments nationwide on Thursday.

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