SAUDI ARABIA: Makkah and Madina is returning to normalcy after recording a decline in coronavirus as the country measured less than 100 cases for the third consecutive day.
The General Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques stated that since Muharram is gradually easing the precautionary measures in the Holy Mosques and returning to normalcy, keeping in view the pandemic situation and the rise in influx of Pilgrims providing them a safe environment.
According to Haramain Sharifain, the Quran Classes for women have resumed in Masjid Al Haram, Makkah.
Whereas, Zamzam Dispensers have resturned in Masjid Al Nabawi, Madinah.
In the past few weeks some precautionary measures were relaxed and returned to normalcy which included:
- Replacing the Mushafs (Quran) in the Mosques
- Return of classes in the Haram Institute
- Return of Live Lectures in the Haram
- Reducing the Physical Distancing in Salah due to increase in capacity
- Increasing the Daily Pilgrim Capacity to 70,000
- Return of Zamzam Dispensers in Masjid Al Nabawi
- Return of Children above the ages of 12 in the Haramain
Earlier, the Saudi Arabia Hajj and Umrah Ministry revealed on that 70,000 people can perform Umrah in one day.
“With an emphasis on implementing precautionary measures, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, in coordination with the competent authorities, raises the daily capacity to 70,000 pilgrims,” the ministry said in a tweet.
People who wish to go for Umrah in Islam’s holiest city, Mecca, can book requests through Saudi Arabia’s COVID-19 tracking app Tawakkalna.
According to the ministry , after 15 days of the last umrah, pilgrims can sign up for Umrah and can receive permit.
Moreover, to visit the Roza-e-Rasool (SAWW) visit, the pilgrims are required to spent a month after their previous visit to get the permit for another one.
The ministry further revealed that the App that signs up pilgrims for their Umrah appointments,Eatmarna, will not roll out more than one permit at a time and the permits are needed to enter the mosque.
The Hajj and Umrah Ministry of the Kingdom confirmed the pilgrims from Nigeria landed at 9.00 pm on August 13, at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz Airport. They became the first pilgrims of the year.