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Oman to open mosques for the vaccinated

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OMAN will allow people who received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to perform Friday prayers at mosques from next month, the sultanate has said.

In a statement, the country’s Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs said that those who meet the requirement can apply for a permit online to attend Friday prayers.

The ministry also said it would form a team of volunteers to verify that those entering the mosque have taken two doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

The mosques and its annexes will be operated at 50 per cent of their capacity while maintaining social distancing will remain a must. Attendees will also be required to being their own prayer rug and wear a mask.

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