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Saudi’s Health Minister affirms safe and innovative Umrah

TDT | Manama

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health will ensure that pilgrims going for Umrah are carefully selected and those in the risk groups will be eliminated from the priority list, an official said. Deputy Health Minister Dr. Mohammed Khalid Alabdulaali, during an interview with CNN, said that the authorities will ensure strict control over the number and flow of people entering into the harem to perform Umrah. Saudi Arabia’s Umrah pilgrimage normally attracts close to 20 million people.

This year, only 6,000 will be allowed to take part daily. All participants are required to wear face masks throughout the performance while maintaining social distance. Alabdulaali said that more than 230 centres in the Kingdom, including 21 drivethroughs, are receiving people with any symptoms where they can get diagnosis and treatment for COVID-19 free of cost