Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends prayers in courtyards at Makkah, Madinah mosques


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The temporary suspension is aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic.

Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it suspended Muslims from conducting their five daily prayers and the weekly Friday prayer in the overflow area just outside the walls of the  of two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah, to limit the spread of coronavirus.

The temporary suspension, which comes into force on Friday (March 20), is aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic.

“The authority and the security and health agencies decided to halt the presence of people and prayer in the outer courtyards of the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s mosque in Madinah staring from Friday (March 20), as part of the precautionary and preventative measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus,” said the spokesman according to a statement on Twitter.

The General Presidency of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque calls upon everyone to cooperate with all precautionary measures for the health and safety of the pilgrims of the two holy mosques by preventing the spread of virus among worshipers, the statement added.

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