According to the Saudi Arabia state news channel, at least 24,000 pilgrims have performed Umrah since the Grand Mosque in Makkah reopened its doors to worshippers on Saturday. Till now no cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) reported.
The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques said: “Our precautionary measures plan for Umrah with COVID-19 is based on protection, sanitization, crowd management, and raising awareness”. He further said that we had prepared four isolation sites for pilgrims with suspicious symptoms. However, no suspected COVID-19 case has yet been reported.”
To ensure social distancing, the presidency of the Grand Mosque has designated particular pathways for elderly and disabled people to help them safely perform Umrah rituals.