Thermal cameras installed at Makkah’s Grand Mosque to combat coronavirus

Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais at the launch of the thermal cameras installed at the entrance of the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Wednesday. (SPA)
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Updated 30 April 2020

Thermal cameras installed at Makkah’s Grand Mosque to combat coronavirus

MAKKAH: Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, inaugurated Wednesday thermal cameras to detect feverish worshippers at the entrance of the Grand Mosque.

Al-Sudais praised this modern technique promoting the safety and security of worshippers and halting the spread of the coronavirus.

He said: “It is our duty to use technology in the service of the safety and security of our people, to promote preventive and precautionary measures and fight the pandemic.”

The cameras deployed at the Grand Mosque were distributed at King Fahd, Ismael, and Safa gates, and are operated around the clock.


Saudi king, crown prince congratulate president-elect of Burundi on victory

Updated 31 May 2020

Saudi king, crown prince congratulate president-elect of Burundi on victory

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday congratulated Evariste Ndayishimiye on winning the presidential election in Burundi.

The king and crown prince wished Ndayishimiye success and the people of Burundi further progress and prosperity. 

Ndayishimiye, who was the ruling party’s candidate, was on Monday declared victorious after winning 68.72 percent of the vote.

Opposition leader Agathon Rwasa received 24.19 percent.

Ndayishimiye, 52, is a former army general and will replace President Pierre Nkurunziza.