Saudi Arabia has so far received 5 million pilgrims and worshippers at Mecca’s Grand Mosque since the resumption of Umrah in October.
Vast wealth and the promise of dramatic change make for cautious optimism concerning Saudi Arabia, the chief executive…262 Views | the publication reaches you by | Saudi Arabia Today
The Kingdom had initially suspended Umrah pilgrimage in March in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, but announced in September that it would resume Umrah in a phased manner and restarted the pilgrimage from October with only domestic pilgrims of Saudi Arabia (30 per cent capacity or 6000 Umrah pilgrims per day).
The 2nd phase started on October 18, where the number of pilgrims increased to 15,000 per day. In the 3rd phase, which began on November 1st, permitted pilgrims from outside the Kingdom to perform Umrah and visit the Holy Mosques at 100 percent capacity, or 20,000 pilgrims per day and 60,000 worshippers per day.
Saudi Arabia halted all international flights and closed its borders for a week starting 21 December due to new virus strain. The closure could extend for another week as per the official announcement.
The project for the design, engineering and procurement of the new 400,000m3/day Jubail II seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO)…386 Views | the publication reaches you by | Saudi Arabia Today
Do you have information you want to reach our readers?