After an increase in Coronavirus infection cases, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Islamic Affairs Dr Abdullatif Al-Sheikh issued several directives pertaining to mosques. Saudi Government also suspended the entry to the people belonged to 20 countries including India.
According to the directives, all Dawah programmes and lectures in mosques have been cancelled. Friday sermon and together prayer should not exceed 15 minutes. No entry without mask and worshipers should follow the social distancing norms. Management should do frequent sanitization and should maintain sufficient ventilation in the mosques.
According to Johns Hopkins University, 6406 and 969 deaths recorded in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait respectively. Due to the rise in Coronavirus cases observed in the last few days, the Saudi Government has decided to restrict religious congregations.