"Unfortunately, we have not discussed the issue of opening mosques," Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Shahmar Movsumov said at a briefing of the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers, Report says.
According to him, this year was unexpected and particular: "The main issue today is to protect people's health. Therefore, we cannot open mosques."
Considering the decreasing number of COVID-19 cases and the need to strengthen economic activity, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers decided to allow operation in some production, trade, and service areas.
Under the relevant decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, the several service areas are permitted to operate in the cities of Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Yevlakh, Masalli, Jalilabad, Mingachevir and Absheron, Barda, Salyan, Khachmaz, Goranboy, Goygol regions from 00.00 on August 10, 2020.