After almost seven months, Saudi Arabia on Sunday continued the Umrah journey for several residents of the nation in the middle of strict health measures considering the COVID-19 outbreak.
Several residents were welcomed into Makkah on Sunday who circled the Holy Kaaba along socially distance ways.
The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques is received travelers. The pilgrims accumulated at assigned sites in Makkah including Ajyad, Al-Shasha, Al-Gazzah and Al-Zahir, and were transported to the Kaaba in special transports.
Additionally, in any event 1,000 workers have been delegated to screen Umrah rituals at the Grand Mosque which is cleaned 10 times each day.
So as to guarantee the protection of the Umrah pilgrims, thermal cameras have been put at the entrance and inside corridors of the Grand Mosque to screen internal heat level raises and issue alarms if needed.
Moreover, the Saudi Ministry said that the visitors from outside the Kingdom will be permitted to perform Umrah from November 1 after the limit of the holy site will be raised to 20,000 travelers for each day.
The authorities took the choice after the Kingdom sorted out the smallest Hajj in modern history in late July, with just up to 10,000 Muslims taking part in the religious ritual.
As indicated by health specialists, no Covid-19 cases were accounted for at the holy sites during the Hajj, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.
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