RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah, and Guidance on Saturday temporarily shut down three mosques in two regions after a number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases were confirmed among worshippers.
Virus cases have led to 272 mosques being forced to temporarily close over the past 34 days, with 264 reopening after sanitization measures were completed.
The ministry said that two of the mosques were in Riyadh, and one in the Northern Borders region.
Authorities will continue to sanitize and clean mosques and implement measures to ensure the safety of visitors, the ministry added.
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