Saudi Arabia allows mosques to open for Friday prayers


Saudi Arabia 27th May 2020 (GNP): Saudi Arabia has announced ending up curfew by June 21 and indicated easing the lockdown in three phases. Owing to coronavirus pandemic officials in Saudi Arabia had imposed strict curfew in most of the towns and cities, especially on Eid days; yet now indicated the curfew to be lifted soon.

Mosques will be authorized to open 20 minutes before Friday prayers and should close 20 minutes after they finish, state TV said on Twitter, citing the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. Prayers will also be allowed to resume in all mosques outside Mecca from May 31, the interior ministry said in a series of measures announced on state media.