A Tunisian religious affairs official said reopening mosques in the country on the Nights of Qadr depends on the view of the health ministry and other related bodies.
Sami al-Qassimi said mosques will remain closed to stem the coronavirus outbreak unless the health ministry allows them to reopen for Qadr nights.
He added that in that case, taking preventive measures, including disinfecting mosques and observing social distancing, will be strictly followed.
Lailatul Qadr (The Night of Qadr) means the night of destiny, honor and dignity. It is this night in which the first Divine Revelation came to the heart of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH).
Back in March, the North African country suspended prayers in mosques and banned all cultural, sports and economic gatherings to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Tunisia has reported 1,032 cases of the coronavirus and 45 deaths from the disease.
The coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, in December has infected over 4.3 million people around the world. The global death toll from the pandemic is nearly 294,000.