FILE - Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, Awqaf Minister
CAIRO, April 7 (MENA) - The Awqaf Ministry on Tuesday decided halting all congregational activities during the fasting month of Ramadan.
In a statement, the ministry said that the decision is part of efforts for fighting coronavirus.
It added that for-free Iftar meals in mosques will also be banned.
The ministry added that mosques will remain closed during the fasting month of Ramadan as long as coronavirus cases are detected in the country.
Mosques will be opened when the Health Ministry announces that there is no a coronavirus case in Egypt, according to the statement.
Any violator of the decision of closing mosques will be punished, added the ministry.