More than 90,000 mosques are to reopen across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after 2 months. The aforementioned count of the mosques would be reopened except for the ones in Makkah. The mosques would start reopening from the dawn on Sunday after a 2 months closure in order to control the spread of the coronavirus.
As per the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, the cleaning, maintenance, and sanitization process of the mosques have reached completion.
The reopening of the services mosques would be conducted in accordance with the COVID-19 preventive guidelines and the mandatory directives that have been issued by the ministry.
The provided directives include performing ablution at home, using sanitizer, and proper handwashing before going to the mosque and after coming back home. The elders and the ones already suffering from chronic diseases are told to perform their prayers at home. Reciting and reading the Holy Quran has been advised to be done online.
The worshipers are told to bring their own mats and to keep a distance of 2 meters from each other. It has also been suggested that the face masks should be worn and handshaking should be avoided at the mosques.
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