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Saudi Arabia announces the allocation of 6 towers and 70 camps to accommodate pilgrims this year


Hani Ali Al-Amiri, a member of the National Committee for Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia, announced that the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has allocated 6 towers and 70 camps to accommodate pilgrims in Mina Lahj this year, according to the newspaper "Sabq".


Hani Al-Amiri explained that these towers and camps were equipped in accordance with the preventive measures, noting that "an area of ​​4.37 square meters will be allocated for one pilgrim in the distinctive hospitality package in the Mina towers, in addition to the area of ​​services that has been increased from what was approved for it in the past years."


Al-Omairy revealed that, "4 square meters will be allocated per pilgrim in the hospitality package in the Mina camps, in addition to the area of ​​services that have been increased from what was approved for them in the past years, and that an area of ​​5.33 square meters will be allocated per pilgrim in the distinguished hospitality package in the Mashar camps. Mina, unlike the area of ​​services that has been increased from what was approved for it in the past years.


A member of the National Committee for Hajj and Umrah confirmed that "security guards will be assigned to organize the process of entering and leaving pilgrims in camps and towers, as well as applying visual and thermal screening procedures while they are in Mina on the day of Tarwiyah and the days of Tashreeq."


It is noteworthy that, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in the Kingdom announced an announcement of the restriction of making registration available for those wishing to perform the Hajj rituals this year for citizens and residents inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia only, with a total of 60,000 pilgrims, stressing the need for the health status of those wishing to perform the Hajj rituals free of chronic diseases, and to be within Age groups from (18 to 65 years) for those vaccinated, according to the regulations and mechanisms followed in the Kingdom for immunization categories, according to the Saudi Press Agency.


The ministry said in a statement: "The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah confirms that the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia always attaches great importance to the safety, health and security of pilgrims, and places this at the forefront of its priorities, in compliance with the purposes of Islamic Sharia in preserving the human soul, while providing all the necessary facilities that facilitate the guests of Al-Rahman performed the rituals of Hajj and Umrah, and enabled them to reach the holy sites with ease and ease, as the Kingdom was honored during the past ten years only to serve more than 150 million pilgrims.


It was decided to limit the availability of registration for those wishing to perform the Hajj rituals for the year 1442 AH to citizens and residents in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia only, through the electronic path for pilgrims that will be launched by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, in order to ensure that the rituals are performed in health, security and safety, while adhering to regulatory controls, health standards and security requirements in All stages of performance

obligatory, as follows:


- The total number of pilgrims for the year 1442 AH is (60,000 pilgrims), for residents of all nationalities and citizens in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


The health condition of those wishing to perform Hajj for the year 1442 AH should be free of chronic diseases.


- Performing the Hajj rites for this year 1442 AH will be limited to age groups from (18 to 65 years) for those vaccinated, according to the controls and mechanisms followed in the Kingdom for immunization categories (vaccinated, or vaccinated who completed one dose and spent 14 days, or vaccinated recovering from infection).


The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah also indicates that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is honored to host pilgrims every year, confirms that this arrangement comes out of its constant concern for the health, safety and security of pilgrims as well as the safety of their countries, and therefore it has been keen to develop operational plans to achieve all requirements and the availability of all health standards Which will be announced during the press conference that will be held today, emphasizing the need to follow all precautionary measures and apply them while performing the pilgrimage.

In the 2020 Hajj season, the Kingdom had reduced the number of pilgrims to only 10,000, as they were subjected to a quarantine before performing the rituals, and inside the campus, doors were set for entry and others for exit, with thermal cameras and medical teams measuring the temperature of pilgrims at the entrances.


The pilgrims were also obligated to follow preventive measures such as social distancing and the use of the muzzle, and the pilgrims were given special clothes to wear during rituals equipped with technology that helps to kill bacteria.


As for the circumambulation, it was carried out according to the scheduling of grouping pilgrims around the circumambulation court, in order to ensure that congestion is reduced, with clear paths placed on the grounds of the Haram to ensure a safe distance, and entry to Mina, Muzdalifah and Arafat, and was limited only to those who hold Hajj permits.


The stoning of the Jamarat was also different last year, as the number of pilgrims who will throw the Jamarat in each round was determined by fifty pilgrims, who were provided with previously sterilized pebbles, which were placed in closed bags by the organizer.


Finally, as part of extensive precautionary measures, the pilgrims performed the farewell circumambulation smoothly.


So that the efforts made by the Kingdom in this season were not inferior to what it did in previous seasons, but were distinguished by unusual health precautions, as the challenge of the Corona virus, which terrified the whole world, required exceptional measures in which Saudi Arabia succeeded, according to everyone’s testimony.

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