Sunday May 31, 2020
Al-Aqsa Mosque, a Muslim shrine, was opened following the spread of coronavirus.
Doha: Al-Aqsa Mosque, the world’s most famous mosque, was opened following the spread of coronavirus. Al-Aqsa Mosque, which Muslims call the first Qibla, opened 70 days later.
Hundreds of Palestinians arrived at the mosque for the morning prayer. Sheikh Iqrima Sabri, head of the Islamic Higher Council of the occupied Jerusalem and the Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque, welcomed the believers. He urged the government to follow precautionary measures, including social distancing. People with health problems and symptoms should not pray.
The Palestinian government has decided to ease convention restrictions, including opening of shrines. Aqsa mosque located in East Jerusalem was closed in March.
Shutdown of 70 days after Aqsa Mosque reopens