The Grand Mosque in Makkah in Saudi Arabia is now fully open for prayers without any social distance for the first time since Covid-19 began in March 2020. The Muslim community now can prayer shoulder to shoulder in the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The Haramain Sharifain tweeted a photo of Dhur Prayer in Makkah on Sunday showing the community saying prayer shoulder by shoulder.
The workers of the Grand Mosque in Makkah removed the signs of social distancing that guide the visitors to follow the social distance. The Muslim community was allowed to pray according to the social distancing signs but now all signs have been removed from the floor.
The official Saudi Press Agency reported that
This is in line with the decision to ease precautionary measures and to allow pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque at full capacity.
The pictures of the Sunday morning showed that Muslims now praying according to the Guidance of Islam and all worshipers are standing foot by foot for prayer. This is the first time that the Muslim community is seen praying foot by foot since the last year when Covid-19 hold the world.
The social distancing measures were lifted but the authorities said that the visitors must be fully vaccinated otherwise they will not be allowed to say a prayer in the Grand Mosque. They also said that visitors must wear the facemask on the Mosque grounds.
The Muslims now can now take Umrahs and other prayers in Grand Mosque in Makkah from all over the world as the Kingdom is now open for prayers. But only fully vaccinated visitors are allowed from Sunday morning. The Muslim community will be welcomed if they have their vaccination done.
Saudi Arabia also announced that the mask will no longer be mandatory in open and public places. You are free of the mask but you can if you want. All sports and other activities will be allowed from Sunday. The sports fans can visit stadiums for matches and there will be no restriction on sitting.