Saudi Arabia

Prophet’s Mosque to open to public gradually from Sunday

Saudi Arabia has announced that the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah will gradually open to the public starting Sunday (31 May 2020).

The worshipers will be allowed to enter the mosque from Fajr prayers on Sunday morning with a limit of 40 percent capacity.

Over 90,000 Mosques throughout the Kingdom, will open their doors to worshippers on Sunday as part of an ease in curfew restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

On Friday, the Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs announced the readiness of the Kingdom’s Mosques to welcome worshipers after completing field trips to check the necessary preparations.

“Throughout our inspection trips, we found our mosques to have completed preparations and are in the best condition,” Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh said.