A decision to return the Two Holy Mosques to receive worshipers with full capacity

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The Saudi authorities announced the lifting of restrictions on the absorptive capacity in the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, in front of worshipers, for those receiving two doses of the Corona vaccine.And the Saudi Press Agency, “SPA”, quoted an official source in the Ministry of Interior, as saying that the precautionary measures were eased for those who received two doses of the Corona vaccine, starting from Sunday, October 17.

And the source explained that it was decided to “allow the use of the full capacity in the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, for those who received two doses of the Corona vaccine, while obligating workers and visitors to wear a muzzle at all times.”

He added, “It was also decided not to compel wearing the muzzle in open places, to cancel the distance and allow the use of the full capacity in gatherings, public places, means of transportation, restaurants, cinemas, and others.”

He continued, “It was allowed to hold and attend events in wedding halls and others without restricting the number, with the requirement of vaccination in two doses to enter all the sites and activities referred to.”

On October 10, the Saudi authorities announced that the granting of Umrah and prayer permits in the Two Holy Mosques was limited to those vaccinated with two doses against the Corona virus.

In August, Saudi Arabia announced in a statement, raising the capacity of pilgrims to two million per month instead of 600,000 pilgrims.

The Ministry of Health in the Kingdom also announced the approval of 6 vaccines to enter its territory, which are Pfizer-Biontech, Moderna, Oxford AstraZeneca, Johnson, Sinopharma and Sinovac, according to a previous statement by the ministry.

As of Friday, Saudi Arabia had recorded a total of 547,845 cases of coronavirus, including 8,758 deaths, and 536,859 recoveries.







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