To prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Saudi Arabia has announced the closure of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Al Masjid an Nabawi in Madina Munawar, one hour before the Fajr prayer, after an hour of Isha prayer.
According to the Saudi Gazette report, the Prophet (PBUH) will remain closed during the ban on the Umrah.
It is to be noted that on the last day, the cleansing of the sanctuary (the sides of the Ka'aba) was also emptied for detailed cleansing and sterilization measures, after which the prayer was paid in the compound of the Masjid.
Arab News reported that the area around the house of the Ka'aba where the pilgrims perform seven times and that the Sai's place between the Safa and Marwa hills will remain closed until the ban on Umrah is lifted, but the prayers will continue inside the Masjid. ۔
One Saudi official quoted it as saying that deep cleansing by impeachment is a temporary move, with no precedent.
In this regard, the video and pictures circulating on social media showed a vacant lot around the house where the crowd was almost always present.
On March 4, Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended Umrah due to concerns over the outbreak of coronavirus.
According to the report, 'Umrah for citizens and residents have been temporarily suspended on the committee's suggestions for monitoring the Corona virus'.
Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry had said that the decision would be reviewed regularly and the decision would be withdrawn as the situation changed.
Earlier, the government also banned the entry of foreigners into Mecca and Medina, but both holy cities are still open to citizens of Saudi Arabia, where citizens are allowed to pray and worship.
It is thought that the corona virus originating from China has reached dozens of countries in the world and many countries have taken different sanctions, taking precautionary measures in view of its threat.
So far 5 cases of the Corona virus have surfaced in Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia has been accused of increasing the global threat of the Corona virus by not properly documenting passenger arrivals to Iran.