Saudi Arabia:Hajj 2020 only for locals this year

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Hajj 2020

RIYADH:Saudi government announced its much-awaited decision on Hajj 2020

The Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry took to Twitter to convey the official decision on Hajj 2020.

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The statement from Saudi Hajj and Umrah Ministry while sharing global COVID-19 figures said that death related to it has reached almost half a million and over 7 million cases have been confirmed globally.

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Announcing its decision to only allow a limited number of pilgrims from various nationalities living in Saudi Arabia, the ministry said that it was meant to ensure that Hajj 2020 is performed in a safe manner from a public health perspective while observing all preventive measures and necessary social distancing protocols to protect human beings from the risks associated with the pandemic.

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