Islamic minister, Dr. Ahmed Zahir has announced that congregational prayers would resume certain island.
Speaking on a press conference on Thursday night he has said that discussion is underway with a health professional on recommencing mass prayers in islands. He confirmed that mass prayers would recommence in islands without monitoring mechanisms starting from Friday prayers this Friday.
The minister has said Friday prayer sermon has now been uploaded to the ministries website. He also added that carpets are will remain removed as per the health experts have advised and it would remain until further notice during all collective prayers.
Since March 19 collective prayers have been suspended in the Maldives due to COVID-19. Now many locals have expressed their happiness over the opening of the mosques across the Maldives.