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.
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 Ambassador of the UAE, Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi, called on Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Friday.
Women must take time to be aware of and more importantly act upon their own health, according to a physician who became fascinated with the heart and its functions while doing her medical student-cardiology rounds in the USA.
The October’s new price of a litre of Super 98 petrol will be sold at Dhs 3.03 per litre in all fuel stations.