Uzbekistan To Allow Friday Prayers At Mosques Despite Coronavirus Spread.

TASHKENT -- Uzbek authorities say Muslims in Central Asia's most populous country will be able to gather at mosques for Friday Prayers on August 13 if they have been fully vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19.

According to the Health Ministry , only mosques where the clerics have been fully vaccinated against the disease will be allowed to open their doors to the public, and all persons willing to attend Friday Prayers must wear masks.

Friday Prayers at mosques were suspended in Uzbekistan on July 20 as a new wave of coronavirus hit the country.

Meanwhile, the chief of Jurabek Laboratories, Farrukh Lutfullaev, on August 12 announced that the Uzbek company was planning to begin mass production of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 next week.

As of August 12, the number of registered coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan stood at 140,210, with 956 deaths.

Radio Free Europe

RFE/RL journalists report the news in 22 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia.

https://www.rferl.org/

Related news
Trump Files $100 Million Lawsuit Against Niece, New York Times.

Trump Files $100 Million Lawsuit Against Niece, New York Times.

Trump files $100 million lawsuit against niece, New York Times Former president Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against the New York Times and his niece, Mary Trump, over a story about his tax records. NBC News’ Hallie Jackson reports. » Subscrib...

BREAKING: Govt won't bail out energy companies - Business Secretary.

BREAKING: Govt won't bail out energy companies - Business Secretary.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has told the Commons that the UK Government will not be bailing out "failed energy companies" as numerous suppliers continue to exit the market over high wholesale gas costs. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for m...

Anti-lockdown protesters clash with police & stop traffic in Melbourne.

Anti-lockdown protesters clash with police & stop traffic in Melbourne.

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters clashed with police in Melbourne, leaving at least four people injured and more than five dozen arrested. Demonstrators gather during an anti-lockdown protest and police officers stand guard in Melbourne, Austr...

Patient In Elizabeth Holmes Case Testifies About Incorrect Blood Test.

Patient In Elizabeth Holmes Case Testifies About Incorrect Blood Test.

A patient of the now-shuttered Theranos testified that the company’s blood test incorrectly told her she had a miscarriage. NBC News’ Jacob Ward has the latest updates in the Elizabeth Holmes trial. » Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC video:...

Woman with Down’s syndrome loses High Court fight to change abortion law.

Woman with Down’s syndrome loses High Court fight to change abortion law.

A woman with Down's syndrome has lost her legal challenge against the government over a law that allows abortion up until birth for babies who are detected to have the condition. Heidi Carter was one of three claimants who brought the legal action...

CBSN Originals - Conspirituality: How Wellness Became a Gateway for Misinformation.

CBSN Originals - Conspirituality: How Wellness Became a Gateway for Misinformation.

The wellness community has long embraced alternative approaches to health. But when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the combination of a quest for answers, distrust of mainstream souces, influencers co-opting conspiratorial phrases and hashtags, and...