The General Presidency, which is in charge of running the Holy Mosque in Saudi Arabia, has constructed self-sterilization gates at the Grand Mosque entrances to prevent the coronavirus from spreading.
A statement from Harmain’s account on the social networking site Twitter said: “The Presidency launched a temporary experiment of the advanced self-sterilization gates at Masjid Al Haram. If the experiment is successful, only thereafter it will be implemented in various parts of Masjid Al Haram.”
Earlier in April, in the wake of COVID-19 spread, Kingdom Saudi Arabia mounted thermal cameras to track the body temperature of all those who visit the Mosque of the Prophet (PBUH) in Madina.
The official Saudi Press Agency reported that the thermal cameras can simultaneously show the exact temperatures of more than 25 people.
The automated camera systems will provide immediate audio and visual reading of each person entering the mosque and systems of the Prophet has a wide range of nine metres.
The captured photos and documented temperatures can be stored for reference for more than a month and the systems do have the ability to remotely send them directly to the specialists concerned when appropriate.