The holy month of Ramadan is just around the corner, and various countries are updating their rules to curb the spread of the virus. While Sharjah and Dubai have banned Iftar tents and public gathering this year, Saudi Arabia has also announced a new update. Saudi authorities will soon issue permits to distribute iftar meals in an attempt to return to normal as prayers and Umrah resume at the Grand Mosque in Makkah during Ramadan this year.
Saudi Authorities Announce Distribution Of Iftar Permits For Ramadan This Year
Last year, during this time, strict measures were imposed in Makkah because of the coronavirus outbreak. The sudden surge in the cases had also forced the government to stop meal distribution in the Grand Mosque and residential spaces in the city. However, this year, as life is slowly returning to normalcy, Saudi authorities are also trying their bit to celebrate Ramadan traditionally.
Traditionally, restaurants, influential people and other families provide food packages that comprise a hot meal, dates and drink. The announcement by the Saudi government was welcomed by the volunteers who missed this opportunity last year.
Volunteers Can Register Online For The Same
The Saudi Press Agency reported, Packed food boxes can be distributed to families, hot meals can be given in neighbourhoods and outlets and dry meals can be distributed inside the Grand Mosque, as well as residential neighbourhoods, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
People who want to volunteer for the distribution campaign can apply for the permit online. Authorities said they would select volunteers based on the number of applicants and plans for distribution. With Saudi returning to normalcy, we hope that other countries too return to normalcy soon.