Makkah’s Grand Mosque opens doors amid strict Covid19 SOPs

News Desk

Makkah’s Grand Mosque opened its doors on Sunday after more than six months, to the first group of pilgrims performing Umrah in first phase amid strict standard operating procedures (SOPs).

According to media reports, the group of Umrah pilgrims entered the mosque after applying through the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah’s Eatmarna App.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has prepared five meeting points where pilgrims will meet and join health professionals on buses to the Grand Mosque. Thermal cameras are placed at the entrances and inside halls of the Grand Mosque to monitor body temperature spikes and issue alerts if necessary.

About 1,000 employees have also been trained to monitor the rituals of Umrah in the Grand Mosque.