Restrictions on code 19 at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, were relaxed and the principle of social distance was abolished, after which Muslims prayed shoulder to shoulder here about a year and a half later.
Restrictions on Code 19 at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, were eased on Sunday and the principle of social distance was abolished, after which Muslims prayed shoulder-to-shoulder for nearly a year and a half. ۔
Signs and symbols for social distance were erected around the Masjid al-Haram and the Ka’bah, which have now been removed. However, security guards are currently stationed inside the Kaaba and are not allowed to enter.
Videos and photos published by Saudi Arabia’s state news agency show the end of social distance inside the mosque. People stood together for Fajr prayers on Sunday, which had not been seen in the past year and a half due to fears of a possible spread of Corona.
However, everyone who comes to the mosque must have received two doses of the vaccine. In addition, worshipers are required to wear face masks.
Visitors must register regularly to perform Umrah or pray in the Grand Mosque through the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah’s two apps.
Saudi officials said the restrictions would be eased on October 17 after a reduction in the spread of the virus and an increase in the number of vaccinators in the country.
Officials added that in addition to the Grand Mosque, the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina would also be allowed to operate at full capacity after the leniency.
He says it is no longer necessary for people to wear masks in public places.
It should be noted that Saudi Arabia closed the Masjid al-Haram during March 2020 due to the spread of the code. But after a few months, it was allowed to pray there with social distance. During July this year, about 60,000 locals were allowed to come to the Kaaba for Hajj.
Hajj and Umrah activities have declined significantly during the global epidemic of Code 19. It is a source of about 12 12 billion a year for Saudi Arabia.
At present, the official number of coronavirus victims in Saudi Arabia is 547,000, with 8,760 deaths.
Saudi Arabia announced in August that foreigners who had received the vaccine would be able to perform Umrah.