Saudi Arabia temporary shuts down 10 mosques after COVID-19 infections

SourceAl Arabiya
CountrySaudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has temporarily shut down 10 mosques in a number of regions across the Kingdom following an outbreak of infections among worshipers and mosque employees, according to a ministerial statement. Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance of Saudi Arabia also announced it was temporarily closing one mosque in Ad-Dilam district of Riyadh for sterilization after a number of employees were infected with the coronavirus. For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page. The ministry indicated in a report issued on Monday that within two days, it began closing five mosques in Riyadh, three of them in Harimila district and one in each in aflaj and Ad-Dilam districts, and also closed a mosque in the al-Mandaq governorate in al-Baha, a mosque in Dammam in the Eastern Province, and three mosques in the northern border. The Islamic affairs ministry indicated that the mosques would be closed sterilization operations lasting between 24 hours to 48 hours. The Ministry called on the worshipers to take more...