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Saudi Arabia sanitizes over 90,000 mosques for reopening on Sunday

29 May 2020
Mosques in Makkah will remain closed in accordance with orders from the Minister of Islamic Affairs. (SPA)
Mosques in Makkah will remain closed in accordance with orders from the Minister of Islamic Affairs. (SPA)
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Updated 30 May 2020
29 May 2020
  • Individuals were advised to read electronic copies of the Quran from their own phones
  • They will also have to perform ablution at home and maintain a 2-meter distance between each other

Arab News

DUBAI: The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs has sanitized over 90,000 mosques in the Kingdom ahead of their reopening on Sunday, state news agency SPA reported.

However, mosques in Makkah will remain closed in accordance with orders from the Minister of Islamic Affairs Abdullatif Al-Sheikh.

The authority also carried out an extensive media campaign in several languages to educate worshippers on safety measures and procedures in mosques, such as performing ablution at home and sanitizing hands before entering the places of worship.

Individuals were advised to read electronic copies of the Quran from their own phones, bring prayer mats from home and maintain a two-meter distance between each other.

Elderly people, persons with chronic illnesses and children under 15 years were advised to perform prayers at home, the report added.

The Kingdom has eased coronavirus restrictions after over two months of lockdowns, with domestic flights to resume on Sunday.

The current toll of coronavirus in Saudi Arabia stands at 80,185 infected people, 54,553 recovered patients and 441 fatalities.

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