Jerusalem Al-Aqsa mosque compound to close over virus

Jerusalem will close the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for three weeks due to a spike in Covid-19 cases in the city. – EPA pic, September 16, 2020.

JERUSALEM’S Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest site, will be closed from Friday following a spike in coronavirus cases, the authority that administers the city’s Muslim holy places announced.

With cases of the virus on the rise in Israel and the Palestinian territories, the Waqf authority held an emergency meeting with health officials.

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