Faithful Return to Mosques as Saudis Lift Pandemic Restrictions.

The once empty mosques of Riyadh are now bustling with worshippers standing side by side, as Saudi Arabia’s strict COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

After two years of limitations and social distancing rules, Saudis are welcome to perform their prayers in mosques, especially with the onset of the holy month of Ramadan.

Saudi authorities announced the lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions in March, including that social distancing will no longer be required in mosques and other public places.

(Reuters)

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