Never Seen Kaaba Empty!
Historic Moment witnessed in Saudi Arabia as circling (Tawaf) around Khana-e-Kaaba stopped temporarily for sterilisation over fears of the novel coronavirus.
State television relayed stunning images of an empty white-tiled area surrounding the Khana-e-Kaaba usually packed with thousands of pilgrims.
Saudi Officials said The move was a “temporary preventive measure” but the upper floors of the Grand Mosque were still open for prayers.
Social media also flooded with thousands images of Empty Kaaba as the users responded in shock writing that it was the first time they have ever seen the Kaaba empty.
One said: “I am seeing empty Kaaba first time in my life.”
Another simply posted: “Very rare!”
A Twitter user wrote: “Never had I imagined this in my life.”
Masjid ul haram now a day ….
1st time in history Tawaf Stopped 💔 pic.twitter.com/3XnRj8F49f
— 🅟 🅐 ٹ 🅗 🅐ن (@ali_5258) March 6, 2020
for the first time I've seen the Masjid al Haram like this 😢
Ka'bah is currently sterilized so the Tawaf is directed to the second and third level pic.twitter.com/iT7vkKoFcL
— Fisco Moedjito (@Fisco_Moedjito) March 6, 2020
When kaabah has no one tawaf around it , world is in danger !
— abilPie🥧 (@sabilaaaaHfrs) March 6, 2020
Daily Mail Saudi authorities have cleared the tawaf area in the Kabah in Mecca to give it a "deep clean" – never seen it so empty. @MiddleEastEye @amjedmbt @shadabmoizee @infomubashir @NayeemWajahat @Mdzeeshanayyub @RazaOldcity @RanaAyyub @ZairaWasimmm pic.twitter.com/85RS3EOkzU
— Hyderabadibindass (@Hydnewzz) March 6, 2020
Earlier Saudi Arabia’s health ministry announced three new cases of coronavirus in the Kingdom.
Arab news reported that man who traveled from Iran via Kuwait infected and passed the illness to his wife.
He did not tell authorities of his visit to Iran on his arrival in the Kingdom, the ministry said.
Another citizen who came from Iran via Bahrain has also been infected.
He traveled in the same vehicle as the first and second cases of coronavirus that announced in the Kingdom on Monday and Wednesday respectively.
This brings the total number of coronavirus cases in the Kingdom to five.
Moreover The ministry added that people can call 937 if they have any queries about the virus.
Furthermore Saudi Arabia’s health ministry also announced on Thursday that one of the Saudi women infected with coronavirus in Bahrain has recovered and is now out of quarantine.