After months, Saudi Arabia resumes Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca

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Published: October 4,2020 01:45 PM
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October 4, 2020: Saudi Arabia have announced reopening of the muslim holy places for the year round on Sunday with extensive health precautions.

October 4, 2020: Seven months after coronavirus outbreak prompted the suspension of Umrah pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia have announced reopening of the muslim holy places for the year round on Sunday with extensive health precautions.



The umrah usually attracts millions of Muslims from across the world each year.



It will be revived in three stages, with the initial phase seeing just 6,000 citizens and residents already within the kingdom allowed to take part each day.



Worshippers will be able to perform the ritual of circling the sacred Kaaba along socially distanced paths.



On October 18, the number of pilgrims will be increased to 15,000 per day, with a maximum of 40,000 people allowed to perform prayers at the mosque.