Saudi authorities have announced that no coronavirus infection has been reported among pilgrims after the resumption of Umrah.
A spokesperson for the General Presidency for the Two Holy Mosques’ affairs said that the plan for resumption of pilgrimage is working perfectly.
He said that their strategy is focused on four main elements including prevention, disinfection, sending out the pilgrims, and awareness.
The spokesperson further said that they have four health isolation centers in place for pilgrims showing virus symptoms.
We cooperated with the Health Ministry in preparing four health isolation centers for any pilgrim who shows any symptoms of the virus or who is suspected of contracting it.
He praised the pilgrims for implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and said that none of 30,000 worshippers, who performed Umrah in the last five days, tested positive.
The Saudi government resumed Umrah on Sunday, four months after it was suspended due to the pandemic. The authorities allowed 6,000 pilgrims to perform Umrah. The government aims to increase the number of pilgrims and open for Muslims worldwide from November 1.