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Umrah to resume soon: Saudi Arabia announces

Saudi Arabia announces 30 days of residency for foreign pilgrims

The Under-Secretary-General for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque, Dr. Saad bin Muhammad Al-Muhaimid, confirmed the readiness of the Grand Mosque to receive pilgrims and worshipers for the return of Umrah, starting on the 15th of Dhul-Hijjah, by booking from the Umrah app, according to “SPA”.

He explained that – based on the directives of His Excellency the General President for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, Sheikh Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudais – the presidency, with all its agencies, harnessed all its human and mechanical forces to receive pilgrims and worshipers at its full capacity following the precautionary measures.

He stated that all chapels and paths are checked in all precautionary measures that ensure non-convergence between worshipers during entry and exit, and during their performance of Umrah and prayer.

All entrances were provided with temperature measuring devices, and sorting points to which qualified and trained human cadres were allocated to apply all precautionary measures that guarantee the Safety of visitors and pilgrims to the Grand Mosque.

He pointed out that the presidency worked on installing and preparing paths designated for the pilgrims’ regiments, to ensure the achievement of physical distance between the two communities.

 Specific doors for each regiment to enter and exit is allocated to ensure the prevention of any crowding or overcrowding and to ensure the smooth movement of the crowds through which the safety of pilgrims is guaranteed.

He drew attention to the fact that the safety of all employees of the presidency was ensured, and that all plans and programs for all agencies affiliated with the presidency were prepared, in line with all the precautionary measures and the aspirations of the rulers – may God support them – in providing the finest and best services to the pilgrims and visitors of the Two Holy Mosques.

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