The Australian man who killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand in 2019 meticulously planned his shooting rampage to maximize casualties.
Major Shia shrines reopened across Iran on Monday, more than two months after they were closed because of the deadliest novel coronavirus outbreak in West Asia.
Iran will reopen all mosques for three nights over the next week in Ramadan so that worshippers can pray during the holiest times of the year.
Friday prayers resumed in mosques in 146 cities across Iran with minimal risk conditions for spreading the coronavirus after being banned for more than two months.
Iran laid down conditions for worshippers on Monday as mosques reopened in parts of the country deemed at low risk from the novel coronavirus.
Mosques in 132 Iranian cities in areas categorized as ‘white zones’ (coronavirus-free regions) will reopen as of Monday, President Hassan Rouhani said.
"The reopening of religious sites, holy shrines, and mosques with full observance of health principles is one government's key concerns,” Rouhani said.