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COVID-19: Kuwait limits taraweeh prayers at mosque to fifteen minutes

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Kuwait, a rustic of 4.7 million individuals, has to date confirmed a complete of 248,729 instances of the virus and 1,412 deaths.
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Cairo: Kuwaiti authorities allowed male worshipers to carry out Taraweeh prayers, related to the holy month of Ramadan, in mosques, however diminished them to fifteen minutes as a part of efforts to curb the unfold of COVID-19 .

Kuwait, a rustic with a complete inhabitants of 4.7 million, has to date confirmed a complete of 248,729 instances of the virus and 1,412 deaths.

The Council of Ministers has determined to permit the Taraweeh to be held after Isha (night) prayers for quarter-hour a day, with worshipers respecting present sanitary measures in mosques, Kuwaiti media reported.

As a part of measures to restrict the unfold of COVID-19, mosques are closed after each prayer, whereas lectures and different actions in mosques are prohibited. Those that haven’t been vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 are urged to wish at house as a precaution.

The federal government has additionally banned iftar (fasting) and suhur (earlier than daybreak) meals in mosques and public locations. As an alternative, charity meals may be distributed with out inflicting a rally.

Final week, the Kuwaiti authorities prolonged a nighttime curfew till April 22, whereas shortening its hours. The curfew was initially scheduled to finish final Thursday. Through the extension interval, the curfew will proceed daily from 7 p.m. to five a.m.

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