Normalcy is returning to the Two Holy Mosques amid decreasing cases of COVID-19 in the Kingdom. The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced less than 100 cases for the third consecutive day.
The General Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques since Muharram is gradually easing the precautionary measures in the Holy Mosques and returning to normalcy keeping in view the pandemic situation and the rise in influx of Pilgrims providing them a safe environment.
Part of the measures include resumption of Women Quran Classes in Masjid Al Haram, Makkah as well as the return of Zamzam water in the Haramain.
In the past few weeks some precautionary measures were relaxed and returned to normalcy which included:
Replacing the Mushafs (Quran) in the Mosques
Return of classes in the Haram Institute
Return of Live Lectures in the Haram
Reducing the Physical Distancing in Salah due to increase in capacity
Increasing the Daily Pilgrim Capacity to 70,000
Return of Zamzam Dispensers in Masjid Al Nabawi
Return of Children above the ages of 12 in the Haramain
The Ministry of Hajj recently announced that 6,000 Umrah Visas were issued to foreign pilgrims in the month of Muharram 1443 and they were preparing to receive an ‘influx’ of Pilgrims from abroad from the month of Rabi Al Awwal.
Recall that recently the authorities moved to increase the daily visitors to the two holy mosques to 70 daily just as there is decreasing cases of the Covid – 19 infections in the Kingdom.