Social distancing norms dropped in Mecca for first time since Covid-19 outbreak


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For the first time since the outbreak of Coronavirus, worshippers at the Grand mosque in the city of Mecca in Saudia Arabia prayed shoulder to shoulder. Floor markings asking people to maintain social distancing have also been removed. "This is in line with the decision to ease precautionary measures and to allow pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque at full capacity," the official Saudi Press Agency said.