In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 23rd, June, 2020

Saudi Arabia Bars Worldwide Pilgrims For Hajj Due To Coronavirus

Saudi Arabia Bars International Pilgrims For Hajj Due To Coronavirus

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Saudi Arabia Bars Worldwide Pilgrims For Hajj Due To Coronavirus

Saudi Arabia has banned worldwide guests from making the Islamic pilgrimage, or Hajj this 12 months because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Authorities introduced in a press release that the pilgrimage, which is about to start on the finish of July, will likely be “very restricted” in dimension and restricted to Saudi residents solely.


“This choice is taken to make sure Hajj is carried out in a secure method from a public well being perspective whereas observing all preventative measures and the mandatory social distancing protocols to guard human beings from the dangers related to this pandemic and in accordance with the teachings of Islam in preserving the lives of human beings,
” the assertion stated.

A number of nations together with Indonesia, Malaysia, Senegal, and Singapore have already withdrawn from the pilgrimage because of the ongoing Pandemic.

The hajj is one among Islam’s most vital spiritual actions in addition to a serious income for Saudi Arabia. The annual pilgrimage within the holy metropolis of Mecca all the time entice greater than two million individuals yearly, with almost 2.5 million attendance in 2019.

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