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Dubai: Temples and churches in Oman will reopen for worshippers after temporarily closing for more than two months, local media reported.

The move comes as the country is gradually easing COVID-19 restrictions across the Sultanate.

While both Sri Krishna Temple in Darsait and Sri Shiva Temple in Muscat will reopen on June 12, churches will open on June 13.

“People will be allowed to enter the temple by following strict COVID-19 protocols including wearing masks and maintaining social distancing,” an official said, adding that both temples will permit only a limited number of people to enter.

The management of the Hindu Temple have issued guidelines for worshippers ahead of the opening.

These include physical/social distancing, sterilising hands, wearing masks during their time spent in the temple, avoiding touching surfaces and objects as much as possible and preventing gatherings in and around the temples, and a commitment to stay at home if a person exhibits any relevant symptoms.

Meanwhile, St Peter and Paul Catholic Church has informed that it will reopen on June 13. However, the church management will only allow entry through an online registration. Both temples and churches were closed on April 3, in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in the country.