Makkah Grand Mosque authorities step up security measures

We are monitoring crowded sites, developing adequate solutions and studies and preparing daily reports about the capacity of the Grand Mosque, say authorities. (SPA)
Updated 31 May 2019

Makkah Grand Mosque authorities step up security measures

  • Authorities are ready to cope with the huge numbers expected to visit the holy site in the coming days

MAKKAH: Security and safety measures are being stepped up around the Grand Mosque in Makkah as the end of Ramadan nears, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The director of crowd management at the Grand Mosque, Nizar Alaa’ Eddine, said authorities were ready to cope with the huge numbers expected to visit the holy site in the coming days and that these efforts were being done in cooperation with security services and other government bodies.

“We are monitoring crowded sites, developing adequate solutions and studies and preparing daily reports about the capacity of the Grand Mosque to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for pilgrims and visitors to help them perform their pilgrimage with ease and peace,” he said. 


Saudi Arabia announces 34 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 13 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 34 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 260,393
  • A total of 3,303 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 34 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,482 new cases of the disease on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 86 were recorded in the capital Riyadh, 77 in Jeddah, 63 in Hail and 60 in Hufof.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 260,393 after 3,124 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,303 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.