Mosques in Male' City to be closed due to virus surge

October 2, 2020: Worshippers at the Friday Mosque. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Mosques in the capital Male' City are to be closed starting from tomorrow due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the capital. 

In a statement issued tonight, the Islamic Ministry announced that mosques in the capital are to be closed due to the surge of virus cases. The statement read that it was a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19. 

The Ministry said that it had consulted with the Supreme Council for Fatwa on the matter before making the decision. 

The Ministry urged everyone to pray five times a day even if unable to attend mosques for congregational prayers.