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Saudi Arabia empties Islam’s holiest site in Mecca to sterilize it

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A photo of Mecca surrounded with nothing is now getting viral on the internet.

According to some reports, Saudi Arabia has decided to sterilize Islam’s holiest site to limit the spread of coronavirus.

TOPSHOT – An aerial view shows an empty white-tiled area surrounding the Kaaba in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, on March 6, 2020. – An eerie emptiness enveloped the sacred Kaaba in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, Islam’s holiest site, where attendance at Friday prayers was hit by measures to protect against the deadly new coronavirus. (Photo by Bandar ALDANDANI / AFP) (Photo by BANDAR ALDANDANI/AFP via Getty Images)

Last Friday, cleaning staff have seen cleaning the entire place, leaving it empty.

“The decision to ban access was taken on Wednesday, and could affect millions of Muslims ahead of the fasting month of Ramadan and the annual hajj pilgrimage,” Euro News reported.

The total number of coronavirus in Saudi Arabia is now 20.

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