Bahrain shuts mosque as positive case detected

SourceGulf Insider
SectorHealthcare
CountryBahrain

Sulieman Abdulkeni, left, Mahjoub Mohamed, center, and Hassan Wado livestream an evening service for Ramadan on Tues., May 5, 2020 at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond, Wash. The mosque is closed due to COVID-19 and would typically host celebrations for Ramadan with upwards of 1,000 people. (Sarah Hoffman/Crosscut)

The Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments has closed one mosque after the National Medical Team for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) discovered a positive case there. 

The mosque, located in the Northern Governorate, will be closed for one week “in order to preserve the requirements of public health and protect worshipers,” the ministry said. 

“The time will be used by the relevant teams to carry out the process of tracing contacts, sanitize the premises and ensure that all precautionary measures are taken.”   

Bahrain has re-opened mosques for the five daily prayers, but insisted that worshippers comply with the health protocols and measures to ensure their safety.

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