Journey to Mecca: Hajj, with only 1000 pilgrims has begun

Under strict conditions and with only 1000 pilgrims began on Wednesday, the Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam. Because of the Corona pandemic Muslims from

Journey to Mecca: Hajj, with only 1000 pilgrims has begun

Under strict conditions and with only 1000 pilgrims began on Wednesday, the Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam. Because of the Corona pandemic Muslims from abroad are not for the first time in nearly a century to be admitted to the pilgrimage, which every healthy and sufficiently wealthy believers should once in life to Mecca and Medina have made.

Each year, more than 2.5 million Muslims of all faiths and from all over the world usually come to Saudi Arabia to follow the traditional path of the prophet Mohammed. They pray together, eat, and regret, often crowded, and experience a unique sense of community. This year the pilgrims are held, pre-packaged meals to eat alone in their hotel rooms and at the Holy sites Seek to comply with the distance rules.

The Saudi government assumes all cost of the selected pilgrims, of which two-thirds in the Kingdom of resident foreigners from 160 countries and a third security and medical personnel. For this year's Hajj could apply via an Online Portal. Conditions, age between 20 and 50 years, no fatal disease, and no Corona symptoms were.

The approved pilgrims were tested for the Coronavirus. You bracelets were given, the connect with your smartphone and your movements to monitor. Prior to the start of the Hajj, they had to go into home quarantine and then again in their hotel rooms isolate. After the completion of the Hajj on Sunday, you must, once again, a week in quarantine.

Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 11:20

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