In Algeria on Sunday the government, deciding the pandemic risks are somewhat lessened, issued an order allowing mosques to re-open. Conspicuously absent was any mention of other religions.
Churches must remain closed. But restaurants can re-open.
Algeria has ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, guaranteeing the right to freedom of religion, including the right to hold a religion of one’s choice and the right to manifest that religion. Keeping churches closed would seem to be a violation of that covenant.
Apparently those who worship food can congregate. Those who worship God cannot.
I wonder what they are afraid of?