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Grand Mosque in Mecca Drops Social Distancing, Vaccination & Masks Must for Pilgrims

News18 | 17/10/2021 11:07 PM | Click to read full article

The Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia operated at full capacity Sunday, with worshippers praying shoulder-to-shoulder for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Pictures and footage on Sunday morning showed people praying side by side, making straight rows of worshippers that are formations revered in performing Muslim prayers, for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold last year.