MECCA: Some ten thousand pilgrims, instead of usual two million, are beginning the Hajj today amid Virus-Crisis.
In order to avoid spread of COVID-19, pilgrims from abroad were not allowed to enter Saudi Arabia. This year the only foreigners who were already in Saudi Arabia were able to perform Hajj.
Intending pilgrims will have to constantly wear face-masks and clear the temperature-cum-virus checks. Informing about the condition of quarantine KSA’s Minister for Pilgrimage Affairs Mohammed Saleh Binten told that the pilgrims were quarantined at their homes before a further four days of quarantine in hotels here.
It is pertinent to mention here that COVID-19 had claimed three thousand lives in the KSA.
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