Religious Institutions under the Pressure of COVID-19: Traditional Policies and Delayed Crisis Management

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim

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The coronavirus pandemic has imposed exceptional circumstances and tough challenges on Egyptian religious institutions, which have been tested when it comes to policies of social distancing in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. These measures have included the closure of places of worship and others that bear consequences on the pastoral and social roles of these institutions. There have also been problems of reopening the places of worship due to strict health measures and necessary changes to some established religious practices.

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