The biggest mosque in East Africa on Wednesday closed its doors for worshippers amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Jamia Mosque in Nairobi, Kenya’s bustling capital, will remain closed for an indefinite period.

“After a series of consultations with the Majilis Ulamaa [council of scholars] of Jamia Mosque and upon further consultation and advice from the Kenya Muslim Medical Professionals (KAMMP), the Jamia Mosque committee has with effect from today Wednesday, March 18 suspended the conduct of all congregational prayers at Jamia Mosque until further notice,” it said in a statement.

The announcement came in the wake of seven

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