Saudi Arabia reopened the Al-Haram Mosque in the city of Mecca and the Prophet’s Mosque in the city after they closed to sterilize them with the aim of stopping the outbreak of the Corona virus, the official news agency reported on Friday.
Saudi Arabia had closed the two mosques to foreign pilgrims and tourists from about 25 countries to stop the spread of the virus. She also said that citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and residents there who wish to enter the country must wait 14 after returning from outside the region.
For his part, General President Sheikh Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudais stressed that the closure of the two holy mosques an hour after the evening prayer ended and reopening them one hour before dawn prayer comes as a complement to the precautionary measures and preventive measures undertaken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to prevent the spread of the new Corona virus, and to preserve the environment of the two holy mosques It is also an ideal environment free from diseases and epidemics, and clearly demonstrates the rational leadership’s keenness on the health and safety of the guests of Rahman.
In a statement, he stated that the precautionary measures included not allowing retreat or bedding, or introducing food and beverages to the Two Holy Mosques, and closing Zamzam stripes, and also included closing the old mosque from the Noble Sanctuary..
He explained: that these measures borrow their brightness from the rules of glue law, which came with the necessity of preserving the soul and body, filling pretexts, and preventing diseases and epidemics..
He stated that the entire presidency is ready and making every effort to serve the people of the Two Holy Mosques, so that, God willing, they can perform their worship with ease and ease..
He praised the great cooperation between the presidency and all relevant authorities, whether security, government or private, noting the speedy response and absolute dedication to achieve the aspirations of the rulers..
The General President raised his thanks and appreciation to the shrine of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and his Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman, for the care, attention, follow-up, kindness, and generous guidance that God placed in their good deeds..