Discussions are underway for Muslims to perform Hajj for the first time this year since the epidemic struck.
According to the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Hajj can be done by imposing some special conditions to protect against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the matters discussed was allowing a small number of pilgrims to perform Hajj with strict health rules along with precautions
“The decision is based on the government’s determination to allow guests at Masjidil haram and Masjid Nabawi to perform Hajj and Umrah.”
This year’s pilgrimage is expected to begin on July 17
Any information on this year’s Hajj operation plan will be announced later.
Last year, about 1,000 pilgrims were allowed to perform the pilgrimage with strict standard operating procedures (SOP) including practicing physical imprisonment as well as placing a medical team at the location.