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Libyan Mosques Reopen After 7-Month Covid-19 Lockdown

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Doors Open for Prayer

Open on Friday for worshippers, mosques in and around the Libyan capital city Tripoli — almost seven months after a nationwide back in March Upon the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The capital-city based United Nations-recognised Government of National Accord officially authorised the reopening of mosques with strict coronavirus-prevention conditions — with worshippers first and foremost being urged to pray at home, and those on-site required to wear masks, bring their own prayers mats and observe social distancing.

Any mosque not upholding these guidelines will be shut down.

Covid-19 Stats

According to the latest official figures, Libyan has reported there have been more than 41,000 confirmed cases of the virus and 621 deaths in Libya, a country of fewer than seven million people.

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