King Salman approves performing Taraweeh prayers in Makkah, Madinah - GulfToday

King Salman approves performing Taraweeh prayers in Makkah, Madinah


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.

Worshippers take photographs of the Holy Kaaba inside Makkah's Grand Mosque on Friday. AFP

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.


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