Muslim’s holy locations might be opened in Saudi Arabia for the year-round Umrah pilgrimage on Sunday.
The Umrah pilgrimage that may be carried out any time normally attracts hundreds of thousands of individuals everywhere in the world.
Saudi Arabia suspended it in March over fears that the coronavirus may unfold to Islam’s holiest cities.
It nevertheless disclosed that it’ll now be opened in three levels.
The preliminary section will accommodate solely 6,000 residents and residents already throughout the kingdom on every day.
Hajj Minister Mohammad Benten instructed state tv final week that “within the first stage, the Umrah might be carried out meticulously and inside a specified time period,”.
The pilgrims might be divided into teams in an effort to enable social distancing throughout the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
On Sunday, worshippers will be capable of go around the Kaaba to carry out the ritual of circling.
This might be carried out alongside socially distanced paths.
The variety of pilgrims might be elevated to fifteen,000 per day and a most of 40,000 individuals might be allowed to hope on the mosque from October 18
From November 1, guests from different nations might be allowed in as capability might be elevated to twenty,000 pilgrims, with 60,000 individuals allowed into the mosque.
The inside ministry mentioned the choice to reopen the pilgrimage was prompted by “aspirations of Muslims dwelling and overseas” to carry out rituals and go to the holy websites.
It additionally mentioned that the Umrah could be allowed to function in full capability as soon as the pandemic is over.
These curious about performing the Umrah should apply by way of two cellular functions: one to register they’re free from the virus, and one other from which they’ll receive a allow.