Saudi Arabia restarts prayers at Mecca’s Grand Mosque in relaxation of coronavirus curbs

Saudi Arabia opened Islam’s holiest site for prayers on Sunday for the first time in seven months, and expanded the umrah pilgrimage to accommodate 15,000 worshippers as it relaxed coronavirus curbs.Mask-clad Saudi citizens and residents of the kingdom were allowed to pray inside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, amid what authorities called extensive health precautions.“Citizens and residents have performed Salat Al-Fajr (dawn prayers) at the Grand Mosque today as (authorities) start…

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