On Monday, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah issued an announcement saying that solely folks who have acquired each doses of Covid vaccines will be granted the permission to make the pilgrimage to Mecca and provide prayers on the Grand Mosque.
The Umrah pilgrimage begins on the April 12 through the holy month of Ramadan.
Immunised people embody those that have acquired two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, the second dose being no less than 14 days earlier than performing the pilgrimage. People who have recovered from the virus will additionally be permitted.
The ministry mentioned that it’s rising the operational capability of the mosque, complying with Covid-19 measures and restrictions.
However, there’s uncertainty round whether or not these new restrictions and insurance policies will be prolonged to the annual Hajj pilgrimage later within the 12 months.
Last 12 months solely 10,000 Muslim residents from Saudi Arabia have been permitted to take part in Hajj, a considerably low quantity as in contrast to different years.
Saudi Arabia has reported over 3,93,000 Covid-19 circumstances and greater than 6,700 deaths. The nation’s well being ministry mentioned that it has administered vaccines to practically 5 million folks.