The UAE authorities have banned prayer in mosques during Ramadan

The UAE authorities have banned prayer in mosques during Ramadan
Dubai. April 20. INTERFAX-the UAE Authorities have urged Muslims not to gather for prayer during Ramadan, a month of fasting that will begin this week, local media reported on Monday, citing a government statement.
"Meeting for worship at the present time can jeopardize lives, which is strictly prohibited in Islam", - reads the statement of the Council's fatwas in the UAE.
The authorities stressed that during prayer, Muslims are required to maintain a social distance. In order to contain the spread of the virus, the performance of prayers in prayer houses and mosques has been suspended.
In addition, the statement notes that all healthy people should observe fasting, but health workers who are on the front line in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic do not need to fast "if they fear that fasting may weaken their immunity or endanger the lives of patients."
The day before, the Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, announced the launch of a humanitarian campaign aimed at providing food to the communities most affected by the pandemic.
The Muslim Holy month of Ramadan begins on Thursday evening, April 23.
As of April 20, 6,781 cases of infection were detected in the UAE, and 41 people with the coronavirus died.
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