Saudi Arabia allows prayers in Al Kaaba

The first time prayers have taken place at the Islamic holy site in 7 months

Jerusalem24 – Today, Sunday, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia began allowing citizens and residents from inside the Kingdom to perform prayers inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, after seven months of suspension due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic in the country.

The official Saudi media outlet “Al-Ikhbariya channel” published the title under breaking news, “Permission to perform prayers for citizens and residents from inside the Kingdom at the Grand Mosque for the first time in 7 months.”

This comes after the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced in the early hours of this morning the start of the implementation of the second phase of the gradual return to performing Umrah and received pilgrims from citizens and residents, in addition to allowing the performance of Umrah at 75% of the capacity that takes into account the health precautionary measures of the Grand Mosque.

It is noteworthy that the Saudi Ministry of Health announced, yesterday, Saturday, the registration of 359 new cases of the emerging corona virus, for a total of 341,854 cases.

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