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Egypt authorities close al-Hussein Mosque for maintenance and restoration

Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments has moved to close al-Hussein Mosque in Cairo starting Saturday until the completion of restoration and maintenance work.

Sources at the Religious Endowments Ministry confirmed in exclusive statements to Al-Masry Al-Youm that no date has been set for the completion of maintenance work inside the mosque, whether before or after the holy Month of Ramadan.

The ministry formed an operations room to follow up on the ministry’s preparations for Ramadan by maintaining mosques, renewing their furniture, and conducting hygiene and sterilization campaigns.

The ministry indicated that there are preparations for many programs such as recitations, invocations, scientific programs and Ramadan fatwas, alongside the doubling of charity work and donations and community services through food bonds and others.

These measures take into account all precautionary, social distancing measures and regulations set by the Supreme Committee for the Management of the Pandemic and Health Pandemic Crisis in the cabinet based on scientific medical opinion, the sources said.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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