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Authorities remove social distancing stickers from Masjid-al Haram in Mecca ahead of complete opening

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Video shows Saudi Arabia’s authorities remove social distancing stickers from the floor of Masjid Al Haram in Mecca. The preparations have started ahead of the grand mosque’s full opening on 17th October.

Saudi Arabia to relax Covid restrictions beginning October 17, said the interior ministry, in response to a sharp drop in daily infections and significant progress in vaccinations.

According to the ministry, the government plans to lift social distancing measures and allow full-capacity attendance at the country’s two Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina for those who have received the full dose of vaccines.

Authorities also lifted restrictions on fully vaccinated people entering closed venues, gatherings, transportation, restaurants, etc.

Masks are no longer required in public open spaces, but they are still required in closed venues, the ministry added.

It seems the preparation to ease all restrictions in Saudi Arabia has already started. The video below shows Saudi authorities removing social distancing stickers from Masjid al-Haram, the Grand Mosque of Makkah.

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