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Offbeat Saudi Arabia: the small pilgrimage open to only people vaccinated

00:30  06 april  2021
00:30  06 april  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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  Arabie Saoudite : le petit pèlerinage ouvert aux seules personnes vaccinées © provided by the point

S Eules Vaccinated persons against CVIV-19 will be allowed to perform the UMRA, the small pilgrimage to Mecca, from the beginning of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan starting mid-April this year, Monday announced the Saudi authorities. The Ministry of Hajj has indicated in a statement that "? Only immunized persons? Against coronaviruses would be allowed to perform the UMR or prayers in the Great Mosque of Mecca from the beginning of Ramadan. This measure applies in particular to those who have received the two doses of vaccine necessary and to those who have received a single dose since at least fourteen days.

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Ramadan usually leads to Mecca a great affluence of faithful from Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries. The small pilgrimage, suspended in March 2020 due to the Pandemic of Covid-19, took shyly resumed early October with precautionary measures.

to read also Algeria: Ramadan and the summer of 2021 are complicated nearly 6,700 senior deaths initially, only 6,000 Saudi and foreign residents in Saudi Arabia were allowed every day for the UFRA , which can be undertaken throughout the year unlike Hajj, which takes place once a year. The number was then spent 15? 000 per day for UMO while 40? 000 loyal were admitted to the Great Mosque for daily prayers.

The faithful from abroad were allowed from November 1st, but the Ministry of Health selects countries on the basis of the evolution of the pandemic. More than 390? 000 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the country, including more than 6? 700 deaths, and more than 5 million people have received at least one dose of vaccine on a population of 34 million.

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