Saudi Arabia says vaccination must for this year’s Haj
March 03 2021 01:39 AM
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SAFETY: Muslims keep social distance whilst performing Umrah at the Grand Mosque last November. (Fil
SAFETY: Muslims keep social distance whilst performing Umrah at the Grand Mosque last November. (File photo).

Saudi Arabia’s health ministry has ruled that only people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed to attend the Haj this year, Saudi newspaper Okaz reported on Monday.
“The Covid-19 vaccine is mandatory for those willing to come to the Haj and will be one of the main conditions (for receiving a permit to come),” the report said, citing a circular signed by the health minister. In 2020, the kingdom dramatically reduced the number of pilgrims to around 1,000 to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, after barring Muslims abroad from the rite for the first time in modern times. (Reuters)



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