Saudi Islamic Ministry reopens 11 mosques after sanitization

Saudi Islamic Ministry reopens 11 mosques after sanitization
A volunteer checks the temperature of a man as he arrives to perform the dawn prayer at a mosque in the Saudi holy city of Makkah. (AFP file photo)
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Updated 12 June 2021

Saudi Islamic Ministry reopens 11 mosques after sanitization

Saudi Islamic Ministry reopens 11 mosques after sanitization
  • Coronavirus infections have led to 1,547 mosques in the Kingdom being forced to close in the past 125 days

RIYADH: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah, and Guidance reopened 11 mosques that were temporarily shut for cleaning after COVID-19 cases were confirmed among worshippers.
Coronavirus infections have led to 1,547 mosques in the Kingdom being forced to close in the past 125 days. They were reopened after sanitization measures were completed.
The ministry said on Friday that five mosques were reopened in Asir, three in the Eastern Province, two in Riyadh, and one in Jouf. It urged people and mosque employees to follow precautionary measures, namely wearing face masks, using their own prayer mats and maintaining social distance.