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 opens world’s largest camel hospital

Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal, left, during a briefing on the world’s largest camel hospital that he inaugurated in Buraidah on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 07 July 2020

Saudi Arabia opens world’s largest camel hospital

  • The emir also toured sheds spread over a large area which can accommodate 4,000 riding camels at the same time

Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal on Sunday inaugurated the world’s biggest camel hospital in Buraidah. The Salam Veterinary Hospital will also have a modern research facility to diagnose diseases related to camels.
The governor said the project worth SR100 million is a national achievement and it will help enhance veterinary facilities in the Kingdom.
Prince Faisal toured the facility’s specialized central laboratories equipped with modern devices to conduct over 160 different types of analyses.
The emir also toured sheds spread over a large area which can accommodate  4,000 riding camels at the same time.
He was briefed on the model for the young camels unit, the ICU, CT scan unit, and the surgical theaters. The hospital is constructed on an area of 70,000 sq. meters.
Among the goals for establishing the hospital is to bring about a shift in embryology and the traditional fertilization process of camels, whose age ranges between 25 to 30 years. At present, they produce seven young camels per season. Additionally, the hospital will contribute to raising the rate of fetal production in camels from 100 fetuses to 700.