6 mosques closed in Saudi Arabia due to COVID-19 cases

6 mosques closed in Saudi Arabia

6 mosques closed in Saudi Arabia due to COVID-19 cases

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs has temporarily closed six mosques in four regions on Saturday after six confirmed COVID-19 cases were detected among the worshipers.

The ministry announced that a total of 224 mosques were closed down in 27 days, 208 of which were re-opened after completion of sterilisation and arrangements to ensure the safety of worshipers.

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In a report it issued Saturday, the ministry gave the breakdown of figures for mosques it has closed down and the cases found, as follows: two mosques in Makkah, two mosques in Tabuk, one mosque each in Al Qassim and the Eastern Province. One case was found in each of these mosques, the ministry indicated.

The ministry also said that it has reopened 12 mosques; three each in Riyadh, Mecca, and the Eastern Province, two mosques in the Hail Region, and a mosque in the Asir region, after completing all precautionary measures, mainly sterilisation and maintenance.

The ministry called on worshipers and mosque employees to abide by the instructions on precautionary measures for the safety and health of those who visit the ‘Houses of God’.

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