Rise in Makkah Grand Mosque’s quota of Zamzam water

The General Presidency is exerting all efforts to provide visitors, worshipers and pilgrims at the Grand Mosque with services allowing them to perform their pilgrimage with ease. (SPA)
Updated 28 May 2019

Rise in Makkah Grand Mosque’s quota of Zamzam water

  • The Grand Mosque is being provided with 10,000 new containers of Zamzam water

MAKKAH: Pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque who want to drink the Zamzam water and buy bottled Zamzam water for their families and friends have just received a helping hand.

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques is providing the Grand Mosque with 10,000 new containers of Zamzam water through its Suqiya Zamzam department. The number of containers provided has reached more than 25,000 daily, along with 650 drinking stations and 216 stainless steel tanks.  

Suqiya is working on distributing 11,570 containers at the mosque, including 6,282 main and 5,288 reserve containers, along with operating fountains and dispensing containers. People are also present to provide the holy water to people with special needs.

The General Presidency is exerting all efforts to provide visitors, worshipers and pilgrims at the Grand Mosque with services allowing them to perform their pilgrimage with ease.

The new containers are known for their high quality; they keep the water temperature cool and cannot be affected by weather conditions. 


Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 14 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 262,959
  • A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 35 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,383 new cases of the disease on Friday.

Of the new cases, 81 were recorded in Makkah, 77 in Hail, 69 in Jeddah and 63 in Riyadh.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 262,959 after 2,566 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

On Thursday, the health ministry announced Saudi Arabia had conducted more than 4 million COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests since the beginning of the outbreak.