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Covid: 10 mosques shut in Saudi as coronavirus cases detected

Web Report/Riyadh
Filed on March 7, 2021
Volunteers at mosques in Saudi Arabia ensure that worshippers adhere to all Covid safety measures. - Photo: Saudi Press Agency

218 mosques were temporarily closed in the past 26 days, with 196 reopening after precautionary measures were completed.

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have shut down 10 mosques in five regions after 10 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed among worshippers, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

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Such cases have led to 218 mosques being temporarily closed in the past 26 days, according to Arab News. Of these, 196 have reopened after precautionary measures were completed.

The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance said that three of the mosques were in Riyadh; two each in Qassim, the Northern Borders and Eastern Province; and one in the southern Dhahran governorate in Asir.

The ministry has hailed the cooperation of worshippers and mosque employees for complying with and helping ensure all Covid safety measures.

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