Saudi Arabia

Saudi regime bans prayers outside holy mosques over coronavirus

Saudi regime has tightened restrictions on religious gatherings outside two main mosques in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina as they struggle to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus in the country.

In a decree issued Thursday, the Saudi regime said all five daily prayers as well as weekly Friday prayers conducted in the overflow area adjacent to the two holy mosques in Mecca and Medina will be suspended until further notice.

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