The mosques in Egypt reopened this Friday for the weekly prayers of their communities. This is the first day of its opening after five months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic that has struck the country.
Believers participated in the prayers while following strict health precautions, wearing protective masks, and using personal carpets while maintaining social distance.
The resumption of Friday prayers comes after Egypt eased virus-induced restrictions in recent weeks.
The government had allowed daily prayers to start again in mosques from June, but the main Friday prayers have remained on hold until now.