King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal order to allow the opening of the Mataf, the area for circumambulation around Islam’s holiest site the Kaaba, for non-Umrah worshipers starting from the dawn of Saturday, state news agency SPA reported citing the General President of the Grand Mosque and Prophet's Mosque Affairs Sheikh Abdurrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudais.
Aerial footage shows the Grand Mosque in Mecca as it was briefly closed to the public for disinfection overnight. The mosque has re-opened for Friday prayers. #Mecca #Coronavirus— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) March 6, 2020
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