An aerial view shows an empty white-tiled area surrounding the Kaaba in Makkah's Grand Mosque on Friday. AFP
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has approved performing Taraweeh prayers in the two holy mosques Makkah and Medinah.
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King Salman has reduced them with the continued suspension of entry of pilgrims, the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques' Affairs said in a statement on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia plans to ease curfew hours it imposed on several cities during the month of Ramadan to allow people more time to shop for essential needs within the boundaries of their neighbourhoods, state news agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has announced 1,147 new cases of coronavirus, COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 11,631.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Health Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali was quoted by SPA as saying that 9,882 are active cases receiving medical care, and their health condition is mostly stable; with the exception of 81 cases receiving intensive care.
The number of new recoveries is 150, bringing the total recoveries to 1,640 cases. The number of new deaths is 6, bringing the total deaths to 109 cases, he added.
The Saudi interior ministry said in a statement early on Thursday that entertainment activities and events as well as in-restaurant dining would be suspended for 10 days, open to renewal.
The Hajj, which begins on Wednesday, normally draws around 2.5 million people for five intense days of worship in one of the world's largest gatherings of people from around the world.
In a statement, the Royal Court said that King Salman underwent a successful laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder, reported Saudi Press Agency, SPA.
The police have launched massive search and cordon operations in the state against activists of Amritpal Singh's 'Waris Punjab De'.
The Abu Dhabi Court rejects lawsuit filed by a woman, in which she demanded that another woman pay her Dhs45,000, including Dhs25,000 for repairing her car and Dhs20,000 in compensation.
President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, congratulated the UAE mothers on the occasion of the International Mother’s Day.
The accident took place at around 3:00 pm on Tuesday, during the rainfall time in Fujairah, Colonel Saleh Mohammed Abdullah Al Dhanhani, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department at the Fujairah Police, said.