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Saudi Arabia: Umrah will only be allowed to people vaccinated against coronavirus


AA / Riyadh

Saudi authorities announced on Saturday that the granting of authorizations to perform Omra and prayers in the two Holy Mosques will be limited to people who have received two doses of anti-Covid vaccines.

According to a statement from the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, “from October 10, the granting of permission to perform Umrah and prayers in the two Holy Mosques, will be limited to people who have received both doses. of anti-Covid vaccines, approved in the Kingdom “.

The same statement said that “the hosts of Allah who have reserved an authorization to perform the Omra, the prayers or the visit without having received the two doses of vaccine, must hurry to take the second dose within 48 hours before the date of the authorization to avoid cancellation “.

The ministry also affirmed that “all the precautionary and preventive measures linked to the epidemic are subject to continuous evaluation by the Public Health Authority, depending on the evolution of the epidemiological situation.

Last August, Saudi Arabia announced in a press release that it had raised the capacity of pilgrims to 2 million per month, instead of the 600,000 pilgrims.

As of Saturday, Saudi Arabia has a total toll of 547,532 cases of coronavirus infection, including 8,743 deaths, and 536,585 cases of remission.

* Translated from Arabic by Mounir Bennour.

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