Mosques Will Start Opening In Iran On Monday
Mosques in several parts of Iran are scheduled to open on Monday, President of the Islamic Republic Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday at a meeting of the anti-crisis epidemiological headquarters.
According to him, mosques will open in 132 districts of the country, where the risk of infection with coronavirus is recognized as minimal. The authorities of these districts remind that security is recognized as mandatory by the norms of Islam, so they do not insist that believers necessarily come to prayer in mosques.
Iran was the most epidemiologically unfavorable country in the region. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, more than 96.4 thousand patients have been diagnosed with the infection in the country, of which more than 6.1 thousand have died.
The authorities are already developing measures to gradually ease emergency measures against the background of improving the situation. Earlier this week, Rouhani said that a list of the country's "white zones" will soon be announced, from which the easing of restrictive measures will begin.
By "white zones," the Iranian leader means those administrative regions of the country where the lowest number of cases of COVID-19 infection has been recorded. The list will be compiled based on reports submitted by the heads of medical and public committees, as well as security agencies.
Rouhani explained that based on the division of the country into three zones ("white", "yellow," and "red"). Further measures will be taken to ease restrictions.
Earlier, the Iranian President stressed that dividing the country into such zones will help a more competent recovery after the crisis.