The National Center for Disease Control of Souk Al Jumaa branch has organized a lecture on infection control and how to prevent the coronavirus spread inside mosques.

The lecture is part of the center's campaign to educate and raise awareness among citizens on how to manage the spread of the Covid-19 and stay safe, the National Center for Disease Control explains.

The lecture, which was held in coordination with the Endowment Office in the municipality focused on the role of imams and preachers in educating citizens to combat the Covid-19.

The team campaign distributed paper "Sajjada" to be used in Friday prayers, as a step to help reduce the risk of transmitting the infection, besides explaining the importance of maintaining safe distances between worshipers during prayers and to use masks inside the mosques.

Libya was one of the last countries in Africa to record an outbreak of coronavirus, with its first case detected on March 25th, after a Libyan citizen returned from Saudi Arabia.

Prior to this outbreak, the Government of National Accord had taken certain measures to limit the spread of the disease, such as closing borders, suspending commercial flights, and imposing a lockdown, which included calling off congregational prayers at mosques.

However, the government loosened the measures in June by allowing mosques to open its doors for Friday and Fajr prayers, under strict guidelines and measures.