Lahore, 29th March: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced tougher restrictions during Ramazan this year, in view of the third wave of coronavirus pandemic.
According to reports of Baaghi TV, the Saudi government has announced there will be no Iftar gatherings and Aitekaf during Ramazan at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and Masjid-e-Nabawi in Madinah.
According to a report by the Saudi Gazette, the Head of the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais announced in an annual meeting on Monday that the presidency will provide with ready-made meals to the worshippers at both the Mosques during Iftar time.
He also added that distribution of meals at Sehar will not be allowed at Masjid-e-Nabawi this Ramazan.
Sheikh Sudais also said during the meeting that this year they would focus more on containing the spread of COVID-19 during Ramazan and following all the safety protocols, which include, wearing a face mask, maintain safe distance and taking the vaccine.
Baaghi TV earlier reported that Saudi Arabia has suspended all the international flights till May 17 and no one from outside the country will be able to perform Umrah during Ramazan this year.
Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced that international airports will reopen after Ramazan on May 17.
Meanwhile, the Saudi government has made it mandatory for people performing Haj and Umrah to get vaccinated by the first of Ramazan.
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