The Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s Mecca was largely empty of worshippers on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan on Friday as authorities closed the holy site as part of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Video shows #Taraweeh prayers in #Mecca's Grand Mosque limited to mosque clerics, security personnel, and cleaners, on the first night of #Ramadan.— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) April 25, 2020
The Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia were closed to the public as part of #coronavirus restrictions.https://t.co/F2tqGkLdHN pic.twitter.com/LLO0rxPPod
Earlier on Thursday, authorities in Saudi Arabia removed the protective barriers around the holy Kaaba that were erected earlier last month as a precautionary measure. Over 3,500 workers are currently working around the clock to sterilize the Grand Mosque and its outer yards during the month of Ramadan.SHOW MORE