Algeria approves gradual reopening of mosques


Algeria’s President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, has approved the gradual reopening of mosques for the first time since March.

While disclosing this in a statement on Tuesday August 4, 2020, the president ordered that a reopening plan for mosques and beaches, should be worked out.

According to the statement, the reopening will begin with large mosques in big cities where masks and social distancing measures will be required.

It was reported that as of Monday, Algeria recorded 507 new infections, for a total of 31,000 cases.

Algeria has reported the third-highest number of virus deaths in Africa since the pandemic began, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University, with 1,239 confirmed as of Monday.

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