Thursday, February 22, 2024

Saudi Arabia reopens holy sites after disinfection

Saudi Arabia has reopened two of its holy religious sites in Islam after they were closed for sterilization to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.

As reported by the state TV Al-Ekhbariya on Friday, the country closed the Al-Haram mosque in Mecca and Al-Masjid al Nabawy in Medina to foreign pilgrims and traditional tourists from some 25 countries to stop the spread of the virus.


However, It was not clear from the Al-Ekhbariya report if foreign pilgrims would be allowed to return to the sites.

It also said that citizens and residents of Gulf Cooperation Council countries wishing to enter must wait 14 days after returning from outside the region.


Saudi Arabia has reported five cases of the coronavirus.

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