Authorities in Kuwait have temporarily closed mosques and amended the "adhan" or the the Muslim call to prayer, to include the words "pray in your homes", as the country struggles to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
According to Wafa, mosques in the occupied West Bank called Muslims through loudspeakers to perform daily prayers at home rather than in mosques, with the aim of restricting gatherings of people.
"The fatwa removes the need to attend prayers on Friday in mosques, and authorizes having them at home, to protect the people from coronavirus".
Israel's Chief Rabbinate said last week that Jewish worshippers should not come to the Western Wall or pray en masse there.
According to the Palestinian Ma'an news agency, citing the director of the Al Aqsa mosque, Ahmed Omar Kiswani, the Waqf, the Islamic body that manages the Temple Mount compound, made a decision to shut down the halls amid the pandemic and hold all prayers in the courtyard of the Al Aqsa mosque.
Kuwait confirmed 20 new cases in the past 24 hours, reporting a total of 100 to yesterday, state news agency Kuna said. The country has also shuttered schools and universities in an attempt to prevent the virus' spread.
Meanwhile, authorities continued to take measures in the hope of preempting an acceleration of the disease's spread.
Saudi Arabia also specified it was avoiding immigrants from r eaching the holy city of Capital and the Kaaba, the structure at the centre of the Great Mosque, and specified travel was suspended to Prophet Muhammad's mosque in Medina.
Although the mosque has not been closed, the mataf area surrounding the Kaaba was briefly closed for cleaning. Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, whose Friday sermon from Karbala provides guidance for millions, last week urged people to abide by a ban on mass prayers.
Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque and Dome of the Rock will shut their doors as a precaution against coronavirus, Islamic religious authorities said on Sunday, while outdoor prayers will still be allowed at the complex that houses Islam's third holiest site.
Iran had already cancelled Friday prayers in major cities, amid fears that large gatherings of people at religious sites could be disastrous as Tehran battles one of the worst outbreaks outside of China, where the disease was first recorded.
The disease has infected some 156,465 people have been around the world, and 5,838 have died, according to a Reuters tally. The concern over the spread of the coronavirus in the United States has shocked the financial markets .
Mr Trudeau said air operators will be "formally mandated' to prevent symptomatic travellers from boarding flights to Canada". For now, he added, Canadian domestic flights as well as those from the US , the Caribbean and Mexico would not be affected.
Health minister Matt Hancock told parliament that non-time sensitive, elective surgery would be cancelled or postponed. But the PM stopped short of ordering venues to close, instead saying he hoped they would take a responsible approach.
The state's attorney general, a Republican, asked a judge to block the mailing of the ballots, saying it was obviously illegal. For some counties like Volusia, Florida, and Maricopa, Arizona - by far that state's largest - that became a benefit.
In Bengaluru , six positive Covid-19 patients are in isolated observation, including the eighth case which surfaced on Monday . The number of coronavirus cases in the country rose to 125 on Tuesday after fresh cases were reported from several states.
Si la population est invitée à limiter ses déplacements et à rester confinée, il sera possible de continuer à faire ses courses. Il a également confirmé le report des charges fiscales et sociales de mars tout en annonçant leur annulation éventuelle.
The European Commission is imposing updated guidelines and procedures on border measures in response to the spread of Covid-19. The EU will on Monday also launch joint procurement with EU countries of testing kits and respiratory ventilators.
Iran reports almost 1000 Covid-19 deaths
Khorasan Razavi province, home to the holy Shiite city of Mashhad, was not among the reported provinces with fresh cases. It has since shut schools, postponed cultural and sports events and discouraged travel ahead of the New Year holidays.
Australia's coronavirus death toll has risen to four
Still, many offices are asking employees to work from home and several leading universities today shuttered for at least a week. Hundreds of Australians have meanwhile begun stockpiling goods, from staples to sanitizers, clearing supermarket shelves.
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