Mosques in Iran are set to reopen having been closed since mid-March because of the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Iranians have had to make do with attending drive-ins to watch sermons during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
President Hassan Rouhani said mosques in 132 low-risk or “white” cities and towns had been given clearance to open their doors from Monday.
He added: “Friday prayer sermons will resume in those areas as well… However, all these steps will be taken by respecting the health protocols.”
Rouhani said that a similar plan was in place for schools from 16 May.
The country – the worst affected in the region – has had 96,448 confirmed cases of coronavirus and a death toll of 6,156.Article