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Al Fateh grand mosque limits worshipers during Eid

TDT | Manama

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Eid Al-Adha prayers at Al Fateh Grand mosque this year will allow only a selected number of worshippers, said the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments.

Only 30 people, who will receive a personal invitation, will gain entry to the mosque for prayers. The new arrangement will remain in place for four days from 19 July 2021 to 22 July 2021 based on recommendations by the National Task Force Combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

The prayers during the day of Arafah and three days of Eid Al-Adha will take place inside the mosque, adhering strictly to COVID-10 measures, the ministry said.

The measures are to avoid gatherings and mixing during Eid to prevent a further spike in cases amid the emergence of new mutations. The preventive measures are per the Orange alert level of the traffic light mechanism adopted for the Arafah and Eid Al-Adha holidays.

Accordingly, starting today, Bahrain will adopt the green alert level. From 19 July to 22 July 2021, the alert level gets raised to Orange. Average COVID-19 positivity rates will be reviewed following the Eid Al-Adha holidays on 23 July to reassess the alert level.