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After 70 Days, Prophet’s Mosque Reopens

Worshippers have returned to the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah after 70 days of shutdown due to coronavirus pandemic.

The Prophet’s Mosque was one of the 90,000 mosques reopened on Sunday across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus pandemic, Saudi Arabia has taken drastic measures to halt its spread.

Measures included the closure of the Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah, suspension of Umrah and enforcement of a lockdown.

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The mosques reopened after authorities carried out maintenance, cleaning, and disinfection procedures during a two-month closure in the wake of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Gulf News reported.

Worshippers appeared on videos wearing face masks, keeping their distance, and adapting to the new social norms to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The gradual reopening of the Prophet’s Mosque has received much praise and applause from social media users.