Saudi Railway Company resumes work post-lockdown

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Updated 31 May 2020

Saudi Railway Company resumes work post-lockdown

  • Saudi Railway Company asked customers to comply with anti-coronavirus measures at stations and while traveling

DAMMAM: The Saudi Railway Company (SAR) resumed its trips on Sunday morning following the easing of lockdown restrictions, with its first journey setting off from Riyadh to Dammam, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The lockdown, which started on March 21, saw a suspension of all travel between cities. Restrictions are being lifted in three phases.

On Sunday 143 passengers boarded the first train out of Riyadh amid strict precautionary and safety measures. The train passed through Hofuf and Abqaiq stations, with the return trip carrying 118 passengers.

Preventive measures and precautionary procedures include taking the temperature of passengers, ensuring they wear masks, and maintaining a safe distance between them.

SAR distributed seats according to approved standards to maintain a safe distance between people. Stations placed signs on the floor giving guidance and also displayed awareness messages.

SAR asked customers to comply with anti-coronavirus measures at stations and while traveling.

It emphasized the importance of continuing to comply with health measures and procedures in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

 


Last Friday prayer for Hijri year 1441 performed at Prophet’s Mosque

Updated 14 August 2020

Last Friday prayer for Hijri year 1441 performed at Prophet’s Mosque

MADINAH: Worshippers in Madinah performed the last Friday prayer for this Hijri year at the Prophet’s Mosque, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

They headed to the mosque early in the morning to perform their prayers while abiding by regulations and instructions to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including maintaining distance from others and wearing a face mask.

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques ensured that people observed COVID-19 protocols, and that cleaning and sanitizing work was carried out using eco-friendly products that did not harm public health.

The presidency installed thermal cameras at the entrance of the mosque that work from 6 meters away in order to detect worshippers with a fever. It also made hand gel available at all the mosque’s gates.