After successful Hajj, Saudi govt. mulls to resume Umrah

Riyadh: After evaluating this yr.’s exceptional Hajj season that has been conducted amidst heightened security & stringent coronavirus-related constraints over the next 2 weeks, Saudi going to discuss resuming Umrah.

Hajj & Umrah Affairs Ministry under-secretary Dr Hussein Al Sharif informed that the ministry going to compile the classes learnt from that health methods & logistics of organising this yr.’s Hajj pilgrimage during this COVID-19-19 epidemic & begin preparations for the next Umrah season. Saudi Arabia’s Okaz news paper recorded.

In the context of the steps to include the spread of COVID-19-19, Saudi in late Feb had discontinued entry for persons seeking to do Umrah pilgrimage in Makkah (or) checking the Prophet’s Mosque in Madina. Thereafter, on Mar 4, the kingdom also discontinued Umrah for its residents & locals.

Only 10,000 locals of the kingdom from various nationalities have been permitted to do this yr.’s Hajj that concluded on Sun.. Shaikh Abdurrahman bin Abdulaziz Al Sudais 2 Holy Mosques Affairs president gen. declared successful completion of this yr.’s Hajj season on Sun..

As per the Health Ministry, no pilgrims tested positive(+ve) for the COVID-19.  No 1 has been able to enter the Holy websites in Makkah & Madina without an officer allow during this period of Hajj, the security enforces affirmed.