Saudi Arabia:Hajj 2020 only for locals this year

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.


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.


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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