Saudi Arabia abolishes social distancing rules at the Grand Mesjid
The government of Saudi Arabia has begun to relax the COVID-19 health protocol in the form of social distancing starting today, Sunday (17/10). The policy is claimed to have taken into account the significant decline in COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia.
A number of new policies regarding worship procedures were also implemented at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. Reported from the Twitter tweet of local media Haramain Sharifain @HaramainInfo, the social distancing markers are starting to be removed. Politik Indonesia
“The social distancing rules have ended at the Al Haram Mosque,” Haramain tweeted on Sunday (17/10).
The Saudi Arabian government has imposed full capacity at both places of worship. However, the regulation is intended for pilgrims who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Pilgrims who have received both doses of the vaccine from today can visit mosques in Mecca and Medina while wearing masks and using the ‘Eatmarna’ or ‘Tawakkalna’ application to get permission to pray and perform Umrah or visit Al Rawdah. Dunia Politik dan Ekonomi
A number of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will also continue to be carried out in public places, such as checking body temperature and checking health status through the Tawakkalna application. Public places also still require to provide hand sanitizer.
“Rules for social distancing and wearing masks will still be applied in facilities where health status checks are not carried out through the ‘Tawakkalna’ application,” he continued. Ekonomi Indonesia
Regarding the development of the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia, Worldometers noted that as of today, there are 45 new COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia, 2 deaths, and 41 recovered cases. Cumulatively, COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia reached 547,890 cases.
Meanwhile, regarding the vaccination coverage of the people of Saudi Arabia, Our World in Data recorded that 58.24 percent of the total population of Saudi Arabia had received a complete dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Politik dalam dan luar negeri