RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian government has approved gradual reopening of Madsjid e Nabvi (the Prophet’s Mosque) in Madina Munawwara to the public from Sunday (tomorrow).
The worshipers will be allowed to enter the mosque from Sunday Fajr prayer.
The administration of the affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has completed the plan to reopen the Prophet’s Mosque under strict precautionary measures, limiting the congregation to 40 percent of the mosque’s capacity at a time.
Prayer rugs spread in the Prophet’s Mosque will be removed from the courtyards, Saudi Gazette reported.
Bringing children under the age of 15 is prohibited and wearing face mask and avoiding hand shake is recommended.
Earlier, Saudi Arabia had announced to open over ninety thousand mosques across the Kingdom except mosques in Makkah from Sunday.
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance had also issued SoPs for the worshipers in this regard. The decision had been taken after over a 2-month closure of mosques.
Saudi Arabia had imposed a nationwide round-the-clock curfew to counter the coronavirus during Eid days as infection cases rose.