RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has announced to open the Khana-e-Kaaba (Grand Mosque) in Makkah and Masjid-e-Nabvi PBUH in Madinah with full capacity as the Kingdom announced ease in COVID restrictions on Friday.
According to the state news agency, SPA, full capacity attendance is being allowed at the Grand Holy Mosque (Khana-e-Kaaba) in Makkah and Prophet (PBUH) Mosque (Masjid-e-Nabvi PBUH) in Madinah, with obligating workers and visitors to wear a mask at all times in the mosques.
Citing an official source at the Ministry of Interior, it was announced in the SPA report that, based on what was submitted by the health authorities, and in light of the progress in immunizing the community and the sharp drop in the daily of COVID-19 cases, royal approval was issued to ease health precautions starting October 17.
It further shared that people will no longer be required to wear masks in open places from October 17.
There will no longer be social distancing measures, gatherings will be allowed, while public places, public transport, restaurants, and cinemas, will operate at full capacity.
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