Restrictions for worship in Masjid al-Haram uplifted
According to Arab media, it has been decided to fully open the Masjid al-Haram for worshipers. Fully vaccinated individuals can enter the Holy place. It has been fully opened for pilgrims. Restriction to be uplifted. New laws will be enacted from 17th October (tomorrow).
The use of face masks and the Umrah tracking app has been made mandatory in the Masjid al-Haram. Workers on duty and visitors must wear face masks at all times.
The ban on social distance during worship has also been lifted. Earlier, a certain number of worshipers were allowed to come to the Masjid al-Haram.
Citizens will now be able to travel freely in public places. Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted in public places, hotels, and restaurants. The sanctions were lifted following a successful Covid-19 vaccination campaign.
Any number of people in weddings and other social events will be allowed with precautionary measures, but special care must be taken to prevent the spread of the epidemic.
It is worth mentioning that earlier, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Noor ul Haq Qadri had announced that restrictions on Pakistani Umrah pilgrims will be removed in the next two to three weeks.
Addressing at the opening of a new facility for Hajj pilgrims at Haji Camp phase 7 in Peshawar, the minister said that Covid-related limitations were relaxing globally, and limits for Umrah pilgrims would be eased shortly.
He stated that the new pilgrim building would help to accommodate them under one roof. “Besides teaching courses and classes for Hajj pilgrims, the facility will also offer verification of required documents and Covid vaccination under one roof,” he added.
Noor ul Haq Qadri further denied that any increased contributions in terms of Hajj and Umrah were being received from pilgrims, “An additional expense is due to an increase in flight fares,” he asserted.