Saudi Arabia has bolstered COVID-19 precautionary measures at the two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah, by installing self-sterilisation gates for worshippers.
The management of the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet (PBUH)’s Mosque in Madinah have installed state-of-the-art disinfection gates to disinfect people before they enter the mosques for prayers.
Equipped with the latest technologies these new gates have thermal cameras that can detect the temperature of people from a distance of 6 meters – with a smart screen displaying the temperatures of more than one person at the same time in a second. according Okaz news.
These advanced gates spray a sterilising substance on all individuals entering the holy mosques to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The Grand Mosque of Makkah, which is typically crowded at this time of year, has been all-but deserted since the authorities in Saudi Arabia have prohibited general public from entering the mosques for Ramadan prayers in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus, however according to recent reports, Saudi is aiming to reopen the mosques soon.
الرئاسة العامة لشؤون المسجد الحرام والمسجد النبوي : بوابات التعقيم التي تم تركيبها في ساحات ومداخل المسجد الحرام هي تجريبية فقط وفي حال ثبوث نجاحها سيتم تعميمها واستخدامها، ولا صحة لما يتم تداوله بأنها مخصصة للعشر الأواخر pic.twitter.com/dyHzuauwT7— مصدر (@MSDAR_NEWS) May 7, 2020