All of the mosques in Turkey will remain closed until May 29 and this year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, people will not be able to give Eid prayers in mosques.
According to Anadolu news agency, Turkey will impose a countrywide curfew during the Eid holidays to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Following a cabinet meeting on Monday, president Erdogan said the mosques in Turkey will “gradually” reopen from May 29.
“Turkey is successfully winning the battle against this outbreak,” the President has been quoted as saying so. He added that if there is an increase in the number of infections the country could take tougher steps.
The virus has killed 4,171 people in Turkey to date, while the country’s number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has exceeded 150,593. Of those, 111,577 have recovered fully.