Saudi Arabia: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia bans prayer at the two Holy Mosques including Friday prayer at the two Holy mosques over coronavirus fears.
Saudi Arabia has reported 270 coronavirus cases, to curb the coronavirus outbreak daily prayers, as well as Friday prayer, are temporarily suspended inside and outside the wall of the Two Holy mosques in Mecca and Medina.
As part of preventive measures, the authority and the security and health agencies have banned the presence of people in the outer courtyards of the Grand Mosque Masjid al-Ḥarām in Mekkah and Prophet’s Mosque Al-Masjid an-Nabawī in Madina.
The ban will be imposed Friday, March 20 onwards. The authorities had restricted praying inside the mosques in Mecca, however now praying outside is also prohibited in the two holy mosques.
Saudi Arab bans prayers at the Holy Mosques
Earlier the congregational prayers were suspended in other mosques in the countries except for the two holy mosques in Mecca and Madina.
The news has left the Muslims with a broken heart, especially when the Holy months are approaching soon.
Mufti Ismail Menk of Zimbabwe taking to twitter have left a prayer
Almighty. Forgive our sins & grant us ease in this time of distress & anxiety. We ask You to stop the spread of #coronavirus that’s taken the world by storm. Grant healing & comfort to those who’ve been infected. Give us a strong sense of social responsibility to do what’s right!
Muslims across the world are grieving at the empty sight of the Holy Mosques and they all pray as the coronavirus gets worse around the world.