| 13 June 2024, Thursday |

Hajj Pilgrims Perform Arrival Tawaf amid COVID Precautions

Hajj pilgrims arrived at the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Saturday to perform the Tawaf of Arrival (Tawaf al-Qudum).

The General Presidency for the affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque has taken major preparations and dedicated all possible means to ensure that the pilgrims perform the holy rituals safely and smoothly with the necessary health precautions in place amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Director of the General Department of Crowds at the Grand Holy Mosque, Osama bin Mansour Al-Hujaili said authorities are prepared for the some 11,000 pilgrims, who will perform Saturday’s rituals.

Over 500 personnel will receive the pilgrims at the Grand Mosque and ensure that social distancing and other regulations are respected.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat