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Saudi Government Announces to Partially Resume Umrah Soon

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Throughout the year thousands of Muslims visit the Holy Mosque of Makkah to perform Umrah but due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus it can affect many pilgrims so the Saudi government took the decision to stop Umrah for the affected time period. Recently, the government was planning to resume Umrah. But  how is this possible? To know more, read the article below.

What is the Plan for Resuming of the Umrah?

Makkah’s Crowd Control management is planning to partially resume Umrah. The planning for it by the authorities is underway. The plan will detail how the authorities will make it possible by partially opening Makkah after Madinah is now coronavirus free.

Will the Mosque be Opened Completely?

No, the Masjid al-Haram will be open partially (will be operational only 40%). This is to make sure everyone is complying with the social distancing all the time.

The Installment of Thermal Cameras

Thermal cameras will be installed on the entry and exit of Masjid al-Haram which will take the temperature of everyone entering the mosque.

What about those Who will have High Temperature?

The Officials of health ministry will refuse the entry of the people with high temperatures.

What about the Entry of those without Face Masks?

According to the reports, there will be no entry of those without face masks.

Which Floors would be in Use?

The ground, first and the second floor of Masjid al-Haram will be dedicated to the people performing Tawaf. While, only the elderly people and those with special needs will be allowed to use the second floor of the Mosque. However, the central area of Masjid al-Haram will be closed for the crowed.

By implementing the given instructions it is possible to resume Umrah. We all should also play our part in preventing the spread of this virus by taking the precautionary measure seriously. Wash your hands regularly, maintain social distance and try to stay indoors. For more information and inquiry, visit our website.

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