ALGIERS- Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs Youcef Belmahdi underlined Saturday, in Algiers, that the discipline of the faithful and their respect of the preventive measures against Covid-19 will speed up the total reopening of mosques.

“The discipline of the faithful and their respect of the preventive health measures will speed up the total reopening of all the mosques of the Republic,” said Belmahdi who supervised the reopening of the mosque Khaled Larbi in the commune of Heraoua.

Hailing the discipline and good conduct of the faithful during the prayer of al-Fadjr throughout the 19 provinces where the lockdown has been totally lifted, the minister said that he has had reassuring echoes on the compliance with the health protocol by the faithful who wore their masks and brought their hydro alcoholic gels as well as their prayer rugs.”

He commended the imams, associations, committees, volunteers and organizers for their efficient role in the progressive reopening of mosques, hoping that the mobilization, prudence and vigilance will remain valid to preserve the country’s health security.

The minister insisted on the strict respect by the imams of the time for the call to the prayers decided by the ministerial committee of fatwa and other measures that have been taken in this regard.

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