Residents and residents can be allowed to carry out each day prayers on the Grand Mosque for the primary time in seven months.
Saudi Arabia is permitting its residents and residents inside the dominion to carry out each day prayers on the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the holiest website in Islam, for the primary time in seven months.
Sunday additionally marked the beginning of the second section of the gradual return of residents and residents to performing the Umrah – an Islamic pilgrimage to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina undertaken any time of the yr – increasing the capability to 75 p.c.
Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia resumed permitting residents and residents to carry out the Umrah at Islam’s holiest websites, Mecca and Medina, after a seven-month pause attributable to coronavirus considerations.
With the beginning of section one on October 4, Saudi Arabia had allowed 6,000 residents and residents of the dominion to carry out Umrah each day, representing 30 p.c of a revised most capability of 20,000 pilgrims allowed into the Grand Mosque day-after-day underneath new precautionary well being measures.
Beginning November 1, the dominion will permit guests from particular international locations deemed secure to carry out Umrah at 100% of the revised capability, which might stay in place till the hazard posed by the coronavirus had handed, Saudi information company SPA reported final month.