Hajj to be allowed for local Saudi pilgrims only

In a bid to stop the rapid spread of the fatal coronavirus, the Saudi Arabia has put restrictions on international pilgrims aiming to make the annual Islamic pilgrimage, Hajj.

This year, a limited number of pilgrims who are the current residents of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be allowed to make it to the pilgrimage so as to minimize social contact and avoid the spread of the deadly virus.

Earlier, there were rumors about the cancellation of the Annual pilgrimage due to Covid-19. During normal times, about two million people would have visited Mecca and Medina this summer for annual gathering for hajj remains one of the most significant events in the Islamic calendar.

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