Masjid al-Haram and Masjid e Nabvi(S.A.A.W) were reopened in Saudi Arabia after emergency measures to prevent the coronavirus, but Saudi citizens, including foreigners, are still banned from performing Umrah.
According to Arab media, the mosque al-Haram and the Prophet’s Mosque were opened in Saudi Arabia after emergency measures to prevent the coronavirus. Both mosques were opened an hour before Fajr Prayer.
It should be remembered that after the Esha prayer on Thursday, the mosque al-Haram and the Prophet’s Mosque were closed for cleansing, but the tawaaf continued on the first floor and second floor.
In this regard, the Saudi Interior Minister said that banning entry to the mosque is to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the holy places.
Deputy Minister Hajj and Umrah said the decision to ban mosque al-Haram and Prophet’s Mosque was taken based on fear of spreading the virus in the crowd. According to the Saudi Press Agency, Umrah has been temporarily closed for all persons, including Saudi nationals.