More than 1.4mln liters of disinfectant used to clean Grand Mosque since start of Ramadan

There are also 200 supervisors and 4,000 hygiene workers maintaining the safety standards throughout the Grand Mosque each day

  
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque ahead of annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 16, 2018. Image used for illustrater purpose

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque ahead of annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 16, 2018. Image used for illustrater purpose

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RIYADH: More than 70,000 liters of disinfectant are being used to clean the Grand Mosque in Makkah each day during Ramadan to protect against COVID-19.

The numbers show the vast cleaning operations being deployed in the Kingdom to protect worshippers against the virus.

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque introduced strict measures to ensure the safety of pilgrims. They include social distancing, wearing face masks, providing guided walkways, sanitization stations, and only permitting vaccinated pilgrims to enter.

Along with the disinfectants,1,500 liters of sanitizing perfumes are released daily at the site.

Some of the other health precautions include 3,000 garbage bins distributed across the mosque and each of the squares in the Grand mosque being washed 10 times a day.

There are also 200 supervisors and 4,000 hygiene workers maintaining the safety standards throughout the Grand Mosque each day.

In the first ten days of Ramadan 1.5 million pilgrims visited the Grand Mosque and that number is expected to increase sharply in the final 10 days of the Holy Month.

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