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COVID-19: Mosques in Makkah set to reopen on Sunday

Mosques in Makkah are preparing to reopen their doors to worshippers on Sunday, June 21 after the coronavirus pandemic forced them to halt prayers for three months, state television al-Ekhbariya reported on Friday.

Over 1,500 mosques will be allowed to reopen in Makkah with strict preventive measures against COVID-19, according to state television.

People will have to bring their own prayer mat and maintain social distance during prayer.

Prior to reopening, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs hired agencies to completely sterilize the interior of the buildings and accepted dozens of volunteers working to implement precautionary measures within the city’s mosques.

Mosques throughout the Kingdom, except Makkah, have been reopened since the end of May.

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