In Saudi Arabia, prayer was suspended in the Masjid al-Haram, where the Kaaba is located, within the scope of coronavirus measures. After a 7-month break, prayer was performed in congregation in the Kaaba.
In Saudi Arabia, in the Masjid al-Haram, where the Kaaba is located, after a 7-month break due to the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) measures, the prayer was held again with the congregation.
According to the report of Saudi Arabian state television, residents of the country were allowed to pray in the Masjid al-Haram.
Photographs of the congregation performing morning prayers in the Masjid al-Haram were also shared on the Twitter account of the Masjid al-Haram in the city of Mecca and the Masjid al-Nabawi Affairs (Harameyn) Presidency in Medina.
Umrah visits started in Saudi Arabia on October 4 for those living in the country.
Ministry of Internal Affairs sources said on September 23 that the Masjid al-Haram, including the Kaaba, will be opened in Mecca from October 4 with a capacity of 30% (for 6 thousand people per day) for those who want to perform umrah from within the country, and from October 18, Masjid-i Haram and Masjid. -i He stated that the Ravza-i Sharif in the Prophet will accept visitors from within the country with a capacity of 75 percent.
Stating that from the beginning of November, those coming from Turkey and abroad for umrah and worship will be accepted, the sources stated that at this stage, Masjid al-Haram and Masjid al-Nabawi will be opened to worship in full capacity by taking Kovid-19 measures.
Due to the Kovid-19 outbreak, pilgrimage was limited to those living in Saudi Arabia this year, and pilgrims from abroad were not accepted.