Saudi authorities have raised the capacity at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah to receive 100,000 worshippers and Umrah pilgrims on a daily basis.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said on Friday that the decision will be effective as of October 1.
Worshippers can register through the Tawakkalna app to sign up to perform the Umrah and prayers at the Grand Mosque.
The General Presidency for the affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque ordered that the necessary social distancing signs be placed at the Grand Mosque in line with COVID-19 regulations. It ordered that lanes be set up for people with special needs also in line with social distancing rules.
Spokesman for the General President, Hani Haidar said efforts are underway to raise the capacity at the Grand Mosque even further.
The General Presidency has prepared the ideal environment and comprehensive plans of services, procedures and precautionary and preventive measures to receive worshippers and Umrah pilgrims, he stressed.