Riyadh: The Eid Al Fitr prayer was offered in the two Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina only.
Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz on Saturday had approved the performance of the Eid Al Fitr prayer in the two Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina, a senior official said.
No worshippers attended the prayers in both sites as part of restrictions in place against the novel coronavirus.
Only administration and Khadmeens attended the Eid prayers.
“This decision reflects the keenness of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to keep this great ritual for Muslims amid this pandemic that has hit the whole world,” he said.
Saudi Arabia has suspended congregation prayers in its mosques as part of strict precautions to curb the spread of the virus.
Authorities have said muezzins of mosques across the kingdom will be allowed to pronounce Eid takbeers via loudspeakers but without performing the prayer due to the anti-virus precautions.
Saudi Arabia has started enforcing a round-the-clock nationwide curfew continuing until Wednesday to stem the spread of the COVID-19.