Lahore, 18th July: Under COVID-19 restrictions, a limited number of pilgrims arrive in Makkah, to perform Hajj rituals from today.
According to reports, Hajj 2021 has begun as the pilgrims start arriving in Mina to start rituals under coronavirus restrictions.
This year Saudi Arabia has allowed only 60,000 pilgrims which includes only its citizens and residents to perform the annual pilgrimage.
Last month, the Saudi Hajj ministry had announced on Twitter, “In light of what the whole world is witnessing from the continuing developments of the coronavirus pandemic and the emergence of new mutations, Hajj registration will be limited to residents and citizens from inside the Kingdom only.”
It added that only people aged between 18 and 25 who have been vaccinated will be able to perform Hajj this year.
It may be recalled that last year only 10,000 people residing in the Kingdom were able to perform Hajj, while, foreign travelers were barred from performing the annual pilgrimage due to coronavirus pandemic.
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