Iranian Worshippers Attend Religious Services At Drive-In Venues

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Tehran- Worshippers are attending religious services at drive-in venues in Tehran, as mosques in the country have shut down during Ramadan in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Footage from Sunday shows around 3,000 worshippers, according to the venue’s manager, attending a service in their cars.

“This is the best idea that could be done in this regard,” said a worshipper named Hamidreza Moradi, who added that “families can attend [the service] together without having a face-to-face or direct contact. They can sit and enjoy this ceremony.”

Another worshipper named Maedeh Mirzaei thinks that such services are “far better [than] online or television ones,” as those “cannot give that pure feeling of it, but this ceremony makes us feel that we are at religious places.”

Iran has registered more than 96,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, with over 6,100 people having died with the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.

 

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