Saudi Arabia opens Prophet’s Mosque in Medina to the public

The Prophet’s Mosque in Medina has been opened to the public today, as part of the government’s plan to ease coronavirus restrictions and re-open the Kingdom.

Worshippers are now able to enter the Prophet’s Mosque for group prayers, with a limit of 40 percent capacity.

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques implemented several coronavirus precautionary measures including: removing all carpets from the Prophet’s Mosque grounds, so that worshipers pray on the marble floors.

The authority also issued COVID-19 safety guidelines for praying in mosques: worshippers should wear face masks, worshipers should practice social distancing while praying with others in congregational prayers (Jamaa'a), and worshippers should bring their own prayer mats to pray on.

The Kingdom had announced on Tuesday the details of its phased plan to ease coronavirus restrictions and eventually restore “normal” conditions.

                                                 

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