MEKAH, WORLD LINES – The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia has allocated 34 Mataf lines for Umrah pilgrims. This step was taken after they tried to re-implement measures to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 at the Grand Mosque.
Each lane will be equipped with a guide sticker outlining social distancing rules.
“Necessary plans were made to provide prayer areas with stickers to ensure that social distancing is adhered to,” said Ayman Falambaa, director of the crowd planning administration, as quoted by Arab News, Thursday 6 January 2022.
Pilgrims and congregants are also given special time for access to the mosque. Everyone is required to adhere to the time indicated on their permit on the Eatmarna app to stay safe.
Falamban added that the Saudi Arabian government is committed to implementing all quality and safety standards for visitors to the Grand Mosque through several procedures, such as social distancing and the allocation of certain routes, so as to increase the level of services offered during this Umrah season.
Recently, the Presidency reinstated social distancing measures at the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque to ensure the health and safety of visitors and intensify preventive measures against Covid-19.
The presidency has reinstated social distancing stickers inside mosques, and has also doubled cleaning and sterilization activities inside all buildings.
Where, holy places are now sterilized 10 times per day. Copies of the Koran in mosques are also being removed to ensure the safety of visitors.
The President also asked all visitors to adhere to precautionary measures and precautionary procedures, including wearing masks, cleaning hands, and cooperating with staff and members of institutions serving visitors.