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

Saudi Arabia Set To Permit Round 1,000 Pilgrims To Carry out Hajj

Saudi Arabia Set To Allow Around 1,000 Pilgrims To Perform Hajj


 Saudi Arabia Set To Permit Round 1,000 Pilgrims To Carry out Hajj

Saudi Arabia will enable round 1,000 pilgrims to carry out Hajj this 12 months, a minister stated Tuesday, June 23.

As a result of coronavirus pandemic, it was introduced that this 12 months’s Hajj could be scaled again. Just one thousand pilgrims residing within the kingdom will likely be allowed to partake within the ceremony this 12 months.

“The variety of pilgrims will likely be round 1,000, possibly much less, possibly a little bit extra,” Hajj Minister Mohammad Benten informed reporters.

“The quantity will not be in tens or a whole lot of 1000’s” this 12 months, he added.

Benten didn’t specify how the pilgrims will likely be chosen.

The pilgrimage, scheduled for the top of July, will likely be restricted to these beneath 65 years of age and with no continual sicknesses, Well being Minister Tawfiq al-Rabiah stated.

The pilgrims will likely be examined for coronavirus earlier than arriving within the holy metropolis of Mecca and will likely be required to quarantine at residence after the ritual, al-Rabiah added.

Saudi Arabia introduced on Monday it could maintain a “very restricted” hajj this 12 months. It stated the ritual will likely be open to folks of assorted nationalities already within the kingdom.

That is the primary time in Saudi Arabia’s trendy historical past that Muslims outdoors the dominion have been barred from performing the hajj.

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