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Mon Jun 22, 2020, 07:32 PM

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia bars international pilgrims for Hajj

Saudi Arabia has banned international visitors from making the Islamic pilgrimage, or Hajj, this year in a bid to control coronavirus.

Only a very limited number of people currently living in the kingdom may take part, an announcement on state media says.

An estimated two million people would otherwise have visited Mecca and Medina this summer for the annual gathering.

There had been fears the Hajj might be cancelled altogether.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-53140914

Which is a pretty big deal. But sensible.

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Mon Jun 22, 2020, 07:35 PM

1. Definitely sensible

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Mon Jun 22, 2020, 08:10 PM

2. but the sauds are still wiling to export terrorism and death throughout the world?

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