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Worshipers flock to the Haramain Sharifain on First Friday of Ramadan

A Saudi Gazette report

MAKKAH/MADINAH — Worshipers performed the first Friday prayer in Ramadan at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet Mosque in Madinah amid an atmosphere of spirituality and serenity while adhering to intense coronavirus precautionary measures.

They thanked Allah the Almighty for the blessings of security, safety, comfort, and stability, and beseeching Him to end the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has intensified their cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization efforts using environment-friendly disinfectants and detergents subject to the highest standards that do not affect public health.

The presidency carries out 10 washing operations at the Grand Mosque per day as part of the precautionary measures to increase the purity of the Grand Mosque, in addition to deploying more than 45 field teams who work round the clock to sterilize the Grand Mosque and distribute more than 300 high-quality automatic hand sterilization devices. As many as 70 thermal cameras are installed at the doors of the Grand Mosque to detect the visitors’ temperatures while entering the Grand Mosque.

Furthermore, the presidency mounted posters at the entrances of the Grand Mosque to guide the worshipers, earmarking that several paths for people with special needs.

In the Prophet Mosque, the presidency is providing all services to the worshipers and visitors while adhering to preventive measures in the mosque and its various facilities in coordination with the relevant authorities. It has set up checkpoints to ensure if the worshipers are eligible and hold valid permits through the “Tawakkalna” application.

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