The chief imam of the Grand Mosque, Sheikh Abdur Rahman al-Sudais, said in a message on Tuesday that Mecca and Medina would soon be open to worshipers. In a video message on the official Snapchat account of the Saudi government, quoting the Saudi Hajj Ministry, he said, “After all the formalities, God willing, we will open the two holy mosques to the worshipers very soon, InshaAllah.”
Every year during Ramadan, the Kaaba Square used to resound with the ‘Labbike’ sound of millions of devotees. The Saudi government has revoked Umrah visas and banned ordinary worshipers from entering the two holy mosques because of the world-wide Kavid-19 Coronavirus.
In Saudi Arabia, the number of Corona attackers has exceeded 20,000, the highest in the Middle East. The death toll stands at 152, of which 40 are Bangladeshis, which is one-third of the dead. The Jeddah Consulate has revealed everyone's identity.