President General of the Grand Mosque and Prophet’s Mosques’ Affairs Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudais announced the removal of the protective barricades.
The barricades placed around the Holy Kaaba within the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, in coordination with the relevant security and health authorities.
President General of the Grand Mosque and Prophet’s Mosques’ Affairs Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudais affirmed that the presidency is working effectively with a high level of coordination to review and evaluate precautionary measures and ensure their effectiveness and necessity, and accordingly, the directive was issued to remove the barricades and intensify sterilization and disinfection operations.
He revealed the presidency’s operational plan for the holy month of Ramadan 1441 H, which included 3,500 workers working around the clock to sterilize the Grand Mosque and its outer yards.
Moreover Sheikh Al-Sudais thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince for their care, support and follow-up to the Two Holy Mosques.
King Salman increases Funding
On the other hand King Salman of Saudi Arabia has approved an increase in funding to SR5 million ($1.3 million) for Ramadan meals projects in 18 countries around the world.
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance will implement the program, which aims to provide iftar (breakfast) meals for 1 million people during the holy month of Ramadan.
Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh thanked the monarch for his ongoing support of the ministry’s various projects in serving Islamic works.
Furthermore He said preparations had made to deliver the initiative in 18 countries through religious attaches’ offices in the Kingdom’s embassies and Islamic centers under ministry supervision.
Al-Asheikh added that this year’s iftar project would carried out through the distribution of food baskets in line with precautionary measures put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.