Saudi Arabia has allowed global pilgrims to carry out Umrah after a seven-month hiatus because of the coronavirus outbreak, reported Anadolu Agency.
The pass changed into a part of slow Saudi measures to ease regulations imposed to stem the unfold of the virus withinside the nation.
Under the brand new measure, 20,000 pilgrims and 60,000 worshipers in keeping with day can be allowed to carry out the ritual on the Grand Mosque, in which the Kaaba is located, consistent with the state-run Al-Ekhbariya channel.
On October 4, Saudi government allowed Saudis and overseas citizens of the dominion to carry out prayers on the Grand Mosque at a 30�pacity or 6,000 human beings in keeping with day.
On October 18, the Gulf nation allowed 15,000 pilgrims in keeping with day to carry out Umrah and prayers at Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, or the Prophet’s Mosque, in Medina.
Due to the pandemic, the Hajj pilgrimage this 12 months changed into restricted to the ones dwelling in Saudi Arabia, and pilgrims from overseas have been now no longer accepted.
Umrah is the Islamic pilgrimage to the holy town of Mecca that Muslims can adopt at any time of the 12 months.
Saudi Arabia has registered 347,282 cases, which include 5,402 deaths, because the first case of coronavirus changed into detected withinside the nation in March.