Saudi Arabia has announced that Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (the Prophet's Mosque) in the holy city of Medina will gradually open to the public starting Sunday, May 31.
According to a report in Saudi Gazette, King Salman has approved opening the Prophet's Mosque in stages to the public, as part of the Kingdom's plan to ease coronavirus restrictions and reopen the country.
The worshipers will be allowed to enter the mosque from Fajr (early morning) prayers on Sunday morning with a limit of 40 per cent capacity, the report said.
Prayer rugs spread in the Prophet's Mosque will be removed from the courtyards.
Over 90,000 mosques across the Kingdom, except for those in the holy city of Mecca, will open their doors to worshippers on Sunday as part of an ease in the curfew restrictions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs has embarked on a vigorous media campaign to urge all worshippers to abide by preventive measures for their own safety to curb the spread of COVID-19.