No one was able to enter the Holy sites in Mecca and Medina during this year’s Hajj season without a permit amid heightened security and strict coronavirus-related restrictions, Saudi Arabia’s Commander of the Hajj security forces said on Sunday.
Part of Presidency of Sate Security’s participation in this year’s Hajj season. (SPA / Twitter)
Pilgrims conclude Hajj rituals
Watch: Hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia perform the final “tawaf,” or circumambulation ritual – when Muslims walk around the Kaaba seven times – as the final day of this year's Hajj nears completion under strict coronavirus precautionary measures.https://t.co/PgiH6QlzuE pic.twitter.com/PfGyWq0F9e— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 2, 2020
Watch: Muslim pilgrims perform Tawaf, circumambulating the #Kaaba, on the third day of #Hajj, dramatically downsized this year as #SaudiArabia strives to prevent a #coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage.https://t.co/HFqCTJ4hHD pic.twitter.com/Haaf4ULBuk— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) July 31, 2020