Taraweeh prayers – the special prayers offered during the holy month of Ramadan – can be hosted in mosques across the country, it was announced on Tuesday.
The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said strict Covid safety protocols will be in place at mosques.
The maximum duration of the prayers has been capped at 30 minutes.
Women’s prayer halls will remain closed.
The holy month will begin in less than a month.
Mosques were first closed in March last year as a precautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19. They had reopened for the five daily prayers in July, but Friday prayers remained suspended. The Friday prayers resumed on December 4.