RIYADH – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has resumed prayers in Grand Masjid ul Haram, subsequent to a seven-month interruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the report of the State SPA news agency, the resumption of the holiest place for Muslims was declared on Sunday.
Saudi Arabia has also moved to a 2nd phase of the gradual reopening of the Umrah pilgrimage to the holy city for its citizens and residents inside the country, mounting the capacity from 30 percent to 75 percent.
In accordance with the agency, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah is trying every possible effort to put into practice all necessary sanitary measures keeping in view the Coronavirus pandemic.
More than 4,000 workers are deployed for cleaning the surface of the Masjid ul Haram and carried out disinfection 10 times a day to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The Kingdom declared 348 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, raising the total Covid-19 cases to 342,202. Total recoveries have now touched 328,538 as 373 patients have made full recovery.
In accordance with the Ministry of Health’s latest statistics, Saudi Arabia’s death toll has now risen to 5,185 after 20 more patients succumbed to the infection. Active cases dropped to 8,479, including 825 critical.