Iran’s mosques temporarily reopen
All mosques in Iran are due to reopen temporarily on Tuesday, as part of the government’s plan to ease coronavirus restrictions.
They will be open for three days to commemorate specific nights during the holy month of Ramadan, and have been asked to comply with strict health protocols.
It is unclear whether they will stay open, according to the Fars news agency.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei on Monday called on officials to pay attention to people’s need for prayers during this critical time and particularly in the fasting month of Ramadan.
Last week, mosques in low-risk areas reopened in more than 160 cities and towns, but most have been shut for almost two months since the beginning of Iran’s outbreak.
Iran has seen 109,286 diagnosed cases, and a total of 6,685 deaths.