The Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s Mecca was largely empty of worshippers on the primary day of the holy month of Ramadan on Friday as authorities closed the holy web site as a part of measures to fight the unfold of the coronavirus.
#SaudiArabia‘s #coronavirus precautions throughout #Ramadan in #Mecca and #Medina: ‘Diminished’ group Taraweeh prayers will carried out within the two Holy Mosques however solely restricted to the staff of the Basic Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques.https://t.co/g4UGAypKr6
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) April 22, 2020
Earlier on Thursday, authorities in Saudi Arabia eliminated the protecting boundaries across the holy Kaaba that had been erected earlier final month as a precautionary measure. Over 3,500 staff are at present working across the clock to sterilize the Grand Mosque and its outer yards in the course of the month of Ramadan.
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