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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reopens Makkah, Madinah mosques after sterilisation


Published on March 6, 2020 at 05.50

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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.
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Saudi Arabia closed the sites to foreign pilgrims and traditional tourists from some 25 countries to stop the spread of the virus.
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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.
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Saudi Arabia has reported five cases of the coronavirus.
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It was not clear from the Al Ekhbariya report if pilgrims would be allowed to return to the sites?
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