Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Saudi Arabia Cut Down Hajj Pilgrims From Over 2 Million To 1,000 People

The yearly Muslim's Hajj pilgrims has been cut down to 1,000-person limit this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Saudi Arabia Cut Down Hajj Pilgrims From Over 2 Million To 1,000 People

Hajj, the largest gathering of Muslims which is set to take place between July 28 and August 2, has been restricted to just 1,000 people currently living in Saudi Arabia due to the global pandemic.

Saudi Arabia officials have said the pilgrimage will be limited to under-65s only with no chronic illnesses and pilgrims will be tested before arriving in Mecca, with the country's government ordering them to quarantine at home after the event.

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