BREAKING: Saudi reports 119 new cases of coronavirus, infected persons now 511


Saudi Arabia on Sunday confirmed 119 new cases of Coronavirus in the country, Saudi Gazette reports.

According to the report, the new cases have raised the total number of infected persons in the kingdom to 511.

The Links News recalled that as part of measures to curtail the spread of the disease, the Council of Senior Scholars had on March 17, suspended the daily congregational prayers and the weekly Friday prayer in all mosques across the Kingdom.

However, Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah are exempted from this ruling, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday, quoting a council statement.

The 25th extraordinary session of the council held in Riyadh ruled that all the mosques will remain closed on a temporary basis but the call for prayer (adhan) shall be made as usual, the statement said.


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