Prayers resume at Mecca's Grand Mosque

MENA

Published: 2020-10-18 19:21

Last Updated: 2020-10-18 19:22


Prayers resume at Mecca's Grand Mosque
Prayers resume at Mecca's Grand Mosque

Worshippers performed the Fajr prayer on Sunday, at the Grand Mosque in Mecca for the first time in seven months as Saudi Arabia has allowed its citizens and residents to perform daily prayers at the mosque.

The second phase of resuming Umrah pilgrimage in Mecca has started today, Sunday, after banning it due to the coronavirus crisis in March, as the capacity has been increased to 75%.

In addition, 15,000 pilgrims and 40,000 worshipers are now allowed to pray in the Grand Mosque.

On November 1, pilgrims from outside the Kingdom will be allowed in, the capacity will be raised to 20,000 pilgrims per day, and 60,000 people will be allowed to pray in the mosque.