Reuters Saudi Press Agency
Saudi Arabia announced its intention to conduct the ritual pilgrimage this year “according to preventive and precautionary measures and measures”, in anticipation of the outbreak of the new Corona virus.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced in a statement published by the official Saudi Press Agency, “SPA”, that the Kingdom “puts the health and safety of the human being first” and intends this year to establish the ritual of Hajj “to ensure the preservation of the health and safety of pilgrims, in accordance with health, security and regulatory controls and standards that ensure the preservation of their health.” And perform their rituals easily and easily in a safe environment. ”
The Ministry stated that the health authorities in the Kingdom continue to assess conditions and take all measures to ensure the preservation of human health, pledging to announce later on the details of the controls and operational plans for the establishment of this year’s Hajj.
Reuters previously reported that the Kingdom’s authorities are studying the possibility of preventing foreign arrivals, for the second year in a row, from performing the Hajj rituals, due to fears of an increased spread of the Corona virus in the country.