The Great Mosque of Mecca opened 100% of capacity and without applying social distancing measures imposed for two years by the Covid-19 pandemic, after the Saudi authorities announced the lifting of most restrictions , which today comes into force.
The new measures, announced last Friday by the Ministry of the Interior, include the elimination of social distancing in the means of transport and other public places, such as restaurants, cinemas or stages, with the condition of having received the two doses of the Vaccine Anticovid .
The Saudi television channel to the Ejbariya showed images of the prayers of the early morning and noon in the Great Mosque of Mecca and the Mosque of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina, in the west of the country, after removing the plastic barriers placed in Both enclosures two years ago to separate the faithful.
Last July, only 60,000 faithful chosen by the Saudi government, all vaccinated and residing in the Kingdom, perform the annual pilgrimage or Hach to Mecca and Medina, instead of the nearly two and a half million pilgrims who carried out this Religious event from all over the planet before the pandemic.
On August 1, Riad prohibited those who have not received any doses from the Vaccine against the VOC-19, go to their work centers and participate in social or cultural events or activities, enter shopping centers, access official buildings to make some Processing or using means of public transport.Updated Date: 19 October 2021, 22:58