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Hajj 2020 photos: A look back at the pilgrimage amid coronavirus pandemic

Monday, 03 August 2020

Saudi Arabia welcomed a significantly smaller group of Hajj pilgrims last month under strict ......

Coronavirus amid Hajj: Mecca security use 6,250 cameras to monitor holy sites

Sunday, 02 August 2020

Over 6,250 CCTV cameras were used this year to monitor the holy sites in Mecca during the Hajj ......

Coronavirus: Mecca authorities name and shame Hajj permit violators in Saudi Arabia

Saturday, 01 August 2020

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have named and shamed at least seven people who recently violated rules ......

Coronavirus: 54,000 liters of disinfectants used daily to clean Mecca’s Grand Mosque

Saturday, 01 August 2020

Mecca authorities have been using 54,000 liters of disinfectants per day to sanitize the holy Grand ......

Coronavirus: Mecca authorities stop 2,050 from illegally entering Hajj holy sites

Saturday, 01 August 2020

Security forces in Saudi Arabia’s Mecca stopped at least 2,050 people from illegally entering the ......

Coronavirus: WHO chief hails Saudi Arabia’s COVID-19 measures during Hajj

Friday, 31 July 2020

The head of the World Health Organization has hailed efforts taken by Saudi Arabia to ensure ......

Hajj pilgrims move to Muzdalifah after ascending Mount Arafat

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Hajj pilgrims participating in the limited capacity pilgrimage this year due to COVID-19 have begun ......

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia welcomes Hajj pilgrims under strict COVID-19 measures

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Saudi Arabia welcomed on Friday the first group of Hajj pilgrims, selected based on specific ......

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mosque closed to worshippers on Arafat, Eid

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mosque in Mecca will be closed to worshippers on the upcoming Arafat day and ......

Coronavirus: Mecca authorities lift lower part of Kaaba’s kiswa cover ahead of Hajj

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Mecca authorities have lifted the lower part of the Kaaba’s Kiswa covering as the Muslim world marks ......

Coronavirus: Mecca restricts entry into holy sites without permit ahead of Hajj

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Fines imposed on illegal entry into Mecca come into effect on Sunday until August 2 ahead of the ......

Coronavirus: Mecca authorities set guidelines for upcoming limited capacity Hajj

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Authorities in Mecca have set several health and safety guidelines in preparation for the upcoming ......

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia mulls crowd control to partially resume Umrah in Mecca

Monday, 29 June 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Agency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque in Mecca is currently developing a crowd ......

Coronavirus: Mosques in Saudi Arabia’s Mecca set to reopen on June 21

Friday, 19 June 2020

Mosques in Saudi Arabia’s Mecca are preparing to reopen their doors on June 21 after the coronavirus ......

Watch: Saudi Arabia’s mosques reopen after two months as coronavirus rules ease

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Muslims in Saudi Arabia performed communal Fajr prayers early on Sunday in mosques across the ......

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