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Penalty for whoever enters holy places without permission

By : Marwa Mahmoud

An official source at the Saudi Ministry of Interior stated that, in addition to the royal order to approve the provisions and penalties for violating the precautionary measures and preventive measures taken to confront the new Corona virus, and to ensure compliance with the application of precautionary measures and preventive measures (protocols) to reduce the outbreak of the new Corona virus approved for the Hajj season this year 1441 AH he declared the following.

It was decided to punish anyone who violates the instructions prohibiting entry to the holy sites (Mina, Muzdalifah, and Arafat) without a permit starting from the date of 11/28/1441 AH, and until the end of the twelfth day of Dhul Hijjah, with a financial fine of (10,000) ten thousand riyals, In the event of a repeat offense, the penalty will be doubled.

The source called on all citizens and residents to abide by instructions for pilgrimage season this year, stressing at the same time that the security men will start their duties in all roads and paths leading to the holy places to prevent violations and control any attempt to enter the holy sites during the specified period and the application of sanctions against all violators.

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