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Saudi Arabia: The start of the second phase of the gradual return of Umrah

The Grand Mosque in Mecca begins receiving 220 thousand pilgrims and 560 thousand worshipers, starting from today, throughout the second phase.


The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque, in Saudi Arabia, announced the reception of 220,000 pilgrims and 560,000 worshipers, starting from Sunday, throughout the second phase of the gradual return to performing Umrah, which continues over a period of 14 days.

The presidency said, in a press statement yesterday, that according to the second phase, 40,000 worshipers and 15,000 pilgrims will be able to perform the prayer on the Grand Mosque in Mecca daily, representing 75% of the total capacity, and will be allowed to visit the honorable kindergarten in the Prophet's Mosque.

On September 22, an approval was issued to allow the performance of Umrah and the visit gradually, while taking the necessary health precautions, through four stages.

The first phase, which started on the fourth of October, witnessed the permitting of 6,000 pilgrims, every day, from the citizens and residents of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at a rate of 30% of the capacity.

The third phase begins, by permitting the performance of Umrah, visiting and prayers for citizens and residents, from inside and outside the Kingdom, on the first of November, until the official announcement of the end of the Corona pandemic, or the disappearance of the danger, by 100%, which is 20 thousand pilgrims, and 60 thousand worshipers per day .

The Presidency called on all worshipers and pilgrims to adhere to and adhere to the specified times, according to the issued permits, to adhere to precautionary measures and preventive measures, to wear masks and to sterilize hands continuously, and to cooperate with the employees of the presidency and the bodies working to serve pilgrims and worshipers.


A thousand worshipers, and 15 thousand pilgrims, will be able to perform the prayer in the Grand Mosque, daily, according to the second phase.

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