Witnessing the upsurge in the number of COVID-19 cases and taking several measures to protect the Kingdom from the coronavirus pandemic, Saudi Arabia has been taking several significant measures.
Public gatherings have been prohibited as well as mosques have been closed for prayers. In the latest, on April 20, the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques said that it would extend the suspension of prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as part of efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
In a tweet, the President General of the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudais, said that the Grand Mosque (Masjid Al-Haram) in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque (Al Masjid Al-Nabawi) will broadcast the call for prayer (adhan) throughout the month but would remain closed to worshippers.
It has been seen as a very significant step in the fight against the novel coronavirus.