Fully vaccinated teenagers celebrate reentry to Prophet’s Mosque after a hiatus of 18 months

The ministry stressed the importance of adhering to preventive measures and applying for permits through the official platforms. (SPA)

 In an ambience of spirituality, blended with an overwhelming feeling of joy, several teenagers celebrated their return to the Prophet’s Mosque after a hiatus of one and a half years.

The Agency for the Affairs of the Prophet’s Mosque posted pictures of the young faithful between the ages of 12 and 18 years returning to the holy mosque, and this is after completing two doses of the vaccine against coronavirus.

The pictures showed a number of them performing prayers. While some others reciting the Holy Qur’an with deep sense of joy and satisfaction; after a break of 18 months since suspension of prayer for the pilgrims and visitors at the Two Holy Mosques and mosques across the Kingdom; following the outbreak of coronavirus in February 2020.

Their return follows the decision to allow those in the age group of 12 and 18; fully vaccinated to enter the Prophet’s Mosque to perform prayers and greet the Prophet (peace be upon him).

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah revealed that permits would be for those in the age groups; between 12 and 18 years from within the Kingdom to perform Umrah and visit the Prophet’s Mosque; with the condition of those in the age groups have received two doses of vaccine.

The Ministry of Health began on June 30 giving the first dose of coronavirus vaccine; to the age group of 12-18 years in various vaccination centers across the Kingdom. The vaccination is to those who got an appointment after registering on the ministry’s Sehhaty application.