Six Saudi mosques reopen after sanitization

The Ministry of Islamic Affairs; Dawah; and Guidance has reopened six mosques in three regions that were temporarily in closure for sanitization after coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections were among worshippers.

The ministry said on Saturday that three mosques were reopened in Riyadh; two in Jazan; and one in Jouf.

COVID-19 infections have led to the closure of 2;002 mosques in the Kingdom in the past 189 days. The mosques also reopened after undertakinf the cleaning measures.

The ministry urged worshippers and employees to follow precautionary measures; including wearing face masks; using their own prayer mats and maintaining social distance.

Meanwhile; testing hubs and treatment centers set up throughout the Kingdom also have dealt with hundreds of thousands of people since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

Taakad (from the Arabic word meaning “make sure”) centers provide COVID-19 testing for those who show no or only mild symptoms or believe they have come into contact with an infected individual. Tetamman (meaning “rest assured”) clinics offer treatment and advice to those with virus symptoms such as fever; loss of taste and smell; and also breathing difficulties.

Appointments for both services can be via the Ministry of Health’s Sehhaty app.