Disinfection of hands and mask required, filtering at the input : the religious ceremonies will be able to resume as early as this Saturday according to the modalities fixed by a decree published in the official journal in the night, and immediately entered into force. This text complements a decree of 11 may on measures of fight against the Covid-19 in the framework of the state health emergency.
the minister of The Interior and the leaders of the cults are agreed on at a meeting "on the measures to be taken to ensure the safety of all," said the ministry in a press release shortly before the publication of the decree. This consultation is imposed on the government after the Council of State ordered him on Monday to raise in a time limit of "eight days" a total ban on meeting for worship, as contained in the decree of déconfinement of 11 may.
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"If the goal of a general recovery of the religious ceremonies to rest on 3 June," recalls the ministry, "it will be as well as possible [...] to celebrate again, gradually, to offices" after the publication of the decree.
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The measures apply to " any person of eleven years and over who accesses or lives in these institutions ", according to the decree. "The prefects of department may prohibit the opening or order the closure of a place of worship if these rules are not respected," says the ministry. "We have worked and found a solution to enable the recovery of the religious ceremonies while ensuring the protection of the health of the individual," welcomes Christophe Castaner in the press release.
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The recovery of the celebrations with the public had initially been announced for 2 June, before the Prime minister only referred to the date of 29 may. The catholic bishops has been lobbying in recent weeks for this to be effective the Sunday of Pentecost, may 31.
The Eid-el-Fitr, the feast of breaking the fast which marks the end of the holy month of ramadan, will take place on Sunday, announced on Friday evening the French Council of the muslim cult (CFCM). This holiday is traditionally celebrated by large collective prayers in the early morning. Prior to the publication of the decree, the CFCM has recalled Friday that these prayers could not take place this time in the mosques.Updated Date: 23 May 2020, 02:33