Guwahati News Desk: Around 79 mosques in Saudi Arabia have been temporarily closed in the past nine days after several worshippers tested positive for COVID-19, as reported by the ministry of Islamic affairs on Tuesday.
Two mosques in the Riyadh region, a mosque in the Makkah region, two mosques in the governorates of Al-Ahsa and Dammam in the eastern region, two mosques in Buraidah in the Qassim region, a mosque in Abha province in the Asir region, and a mosque in the Medina region was closed.
The ministry appealed to the worshipers to follow all precautionary measures to prevent the COVID-19 and to sense responsibility towards the homes of God and their visitors.
The sudden rise in COVID-19 cases has also led the authorities to shut all recreational activities and events, the closure cinemas, indoor entertainment centres, independent indoor games venues or those located in restaurants, shopping centres, gyms, sports centres, including restrictions in the provision of internal ordering services in restaurants, cafes, etc.
There are 2,630 active COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia out of which 480 are in critical condition.