Kuwait mosques amend call to prayer to curb coronavirus
Sat, 14 Mar 2020 20:26 GMT
Kuwait reported 100 cases of coronavirus
Kuwaiti authorities have temporarily closed mosques and amended the adhan (Muslim call to prayer) as part of its efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Muezzins (the person who calls for the prayer) c...
Earlier this week, the Kuwaiti government announced a series of measures to curb the outbreak, including the closure of academic institutions for two more weeks and suspension of all sports activities until further notice.
The Gulf state has also stopped issuing visas to countries affected by the virus, which emerged in China last December and has since spread to 129 countries and territories.
The global death toll is now over 5,400, with more than 146,000 confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organization, which declared the outbreak a “pandemic".