In the midst of the deadly pandemic outbreak, Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz has accepted a reduced version of Taraweeh prayers to be held in the two Holy Mosques of Mecca and Medina.
The Government proceeded to restrict pilgrims’ entry into the mosques.
The President-General of the authority, Sheik Abdulrahman Bin AbdulAziz Al-Sudais, had declared that Taraweeh prayers would be shortened to five Rak’ah.
In addition, the prayers will be held in the Two Holy mosques with employees of a small authority.
The General Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques’ Affairs has formulated a detailed plan to introduce precautionary health measures to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.
The program involves full suspension of the entry of worshipers into the Holy Mosques and an increase in the process of sterilization for those who join the mosques.
On the other hand, during the month of Ramadan, Saudi Arabia intends to ease curfew hours that it has put on several cities.
This decision was made to give people more time to shop within their neighborhood borders for important Ramadan needs.