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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 08:10 AM

Saudi Arabia says hajj to be limited to 60,000 in kingdom

Source: Associated Press

Saudi Arabia says hajj to be limited to 60,000 in kingdom

By JON GAMBRELL
June 12, 2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced Saturday this year’s hajj pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement by the kingdom comes after it ran an incredibly pared-down pilgrimage last year over the virus, but still allowed a small number of the faithful to take part in the annual ceremony.

A statement on the state-run Saudi Press Agency quoted the kingdom’s Hajj and Umrah Ministry making the announcement. It said this year’s hajj, which will begin in mid-July, will be limited to those ages 18 to 65.

Those taking part must be vaccinated as well, the ministry said.

“The kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is honored to host pilgrims every year, confirms that this arrangement comes out of its constant concern for the health, safety and security of pilgrims as well as the safety of their countries,” the statement said.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-saudi-arabia-health-coronavirus-pandemic-5141f26a40cc3a75f5f252c24f8228e0

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 08:20 AM

1. ;-{)

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:32 AM

2. What's interesting is

these are religious fanatics who kill for their religion, yet take COVID more seriously than the religious fanatics here in the US, who won't let COVID get in the way of cramming as many people into a church as possible.

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