Prophet’s Mosque to open to public in stages from Sunday

Saudi Arabia announced that the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah will gradually open to the public starting Sunday. (File/SPA)
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Updated 04 June 2020

Prophet’s Mosque to open to public in stages from Sunday

  • The Saudi minister of Islamic affairs announced the readiness of the Kingdom’s mosques to welcome worshippers
  • “Throughout our inspection trips, we found our mosques to have completed preparations and are in the best condition,” he said

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced that the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah will gradually open to the public starting Sunday.
Mosques across the Kingdom, except for those in Makkah, will open their doors to worshippers on Sunday as part of an ease in the curfew restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Saudi minister of Islamic affairs announced on Friday the readiness of the Kingdom’s mosques to welcome worshippers after he completed field trips to check on necessary preparations.
“Throughout our inspection trips, we found our mosques to have completed preparations and are in the best condition,” Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh said.


Saudi Arabia announces 56 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 19 min 14 sec ago

Saudi Arabia announces 56 more COVID-19 deaths

  • 360 new cases were reported in Riyadh
  • A total of 1,858 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 56 more deaths from COVID-19 and 4,128 new cases of the disease on Saturday.
Of the new cases, 360 were reported in Riyadh, 315 in Dammam, 217 in Hufof and 214 in Qatif.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 143,256 after 2,642 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 1,858 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.