Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reopens Makkah, Madinah mosques after sterilisation
Published on March 6, 2020 at 05.50
Saudi Arabia re-opened early morning Friday the two holy mosques after they were temporarily closed for sterilisation amid the coronavirus outbreak, Al Ekhbariya state TV reported.
Saudi Arabia closed the sites to foreign pilgrims and traditional tourists from some 25 countries to stop the spread of the virus.
It also said that citizens and residents of Gulf Cooperation Council countries wishing to enter must wait 14 days after returning from outside the region.
Saudi Arabia has reported five cases of the coronavirus.
It was not clear from the Al Ekhbariya report if pilgrims would be allowed to return to the sites?