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Saudi Arabia Coronavirus Fear: Masjid-e-Haram and Prophet’s Mosque to be closed after Isha prayer & to reopen an hour before Fajr

Mataaf was also emptied for sterilization over fears of the new coronavirus.

Saudi ArabianSaudi Arabian authorities emptied the Kaaba for sterilization over fears of the new coronavirus - OyeYeah News

Saudi Arabia’s health ministry has announced three new cases of coronavirus in the Kingdom on Thursday.

Amid coronavirus spread fear, according to the new orders, the Grand Mosque known as Masjid-e-Haram in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque, Masjid-e-Nabvi (PBUM) in Madinah will be closed an hour after Isha prayer and will reopen an hour before the Fajr prayer.

Meanwhile, earlier on Thursday, Saudi Arabian authorities emptied the Kaaba for sterilization over fears of the new coronavirus.

The images of the moment when Mataf was completely empty were shared State television. The never seen totally empty white-tiled area surrounding the Kaaba — inside Makkah’s Grand Mosque, which is usually packed with tens of thousands of pilgrims.

Roumors started to spread that Baitullah had been completely emptied, however, that was not the case. People were present on the second floor of Masjid-e-Haram.


Earlier on Wednesday, the kingdom issued orders,  halting the Umrah pilgrimage for its own citizens and residents.

Last week authorities had suspended all Umrah and travel visas.

KSA also barred citizens from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council from entering Makkah and Madina.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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