Mauritania reopens mosques after lull in virus infections

Mosques in Mauritania reopened after a week of no new coronavirus cases were recorded. Authorities allowed mosques to open for prayer, but called on worshippers to respect social distancing and wear masks – a call which seems to have been largely ignored.

The government announced it would “progressively ease” a series of anti-virus measures, allowing markets to open and mosques to hold Friday prayers.

Ly Almamy, a civil servant: “This pandemic really made things difficult for us. We didn’t kno…

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