According to Saudi Press Agency, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Sunday mentioned that the kingdom’s health authorities are “continuing to review conditions” and can take all measures that make sure the preservation of human health amid the coronavirus pandemic.
For this purpose, the ministry announced in a statement the kingdom’s intention to hold Hajj this year, 1442 AH, “in a manner that ensures preserving the health and safety of pilgrims”.
The ministry mentioned that it seeks to make sure that preparations are held in accordance with all health, safety and regulatory controls and standards, “in order that pilgrims can carry out their rituals easily and in a protected environment”.
Due to this fact, details of the controls and operational plans for this year’s Hajj shall be announced later, in view of an evolving coronavirus situation.
In accordance with the assertion, the announcement today emanates from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s “constant keenness to allow visitors of the Grand Holy Mosque and the Prophet’s Holy Mosque to perform Hajj and Umrah rituals as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia prioritises the health and safety of humankind”.