Bahrain suspends prayers in mosques for two weeks
Bahrain has announced the suspension of all prayers and religious events at mosques for two weeks, effective from Thursday, February 11.
Friday prayers and sermon will continue to be aired live in the presence of a limited number of worshippers.
The Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments announced the two-week suspension in line with the recommendations of the National Medical Taskforce for Combating Covid-19.
The ministry said that the move aims to protect elderly people in light of spiking infections. It added that the decision will be subject to periodic review, based on developments.
Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia also announced a decision to close 10 mosques in a number of regions after confirming cases of Covid infection among worshippers and mosque employees.