Mosques and places of worship to reopen in UAE's industrial areas

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Mosques and places of worship will be gradually reopened in the UAE's industrial areas and labour sites with all precautionary measures remaining, including a capacity limit of 30%.

That's according to an announcement by the UAE's General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments and National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA).

The two government entities confirmed they will ensure all preventive and precautionary measures are in place before reopening is approved.

They stressed the need for all worshippers to adhere to the safety regulations previously announced regarding the reopening of prayer rooms.

This includes maintaining a physical distance of 3 metres between worshipers, avoiding gatherings during prayer time or shaking hands, sterilising hands before and after visits and always wearing masks.

In addition, worshippers are obligated to read the Qur’an on their personal electronic devices, use a single prayer mat and download the Al Hosn app on their smartphones.

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