Hajj pilgrims to return home after quarantine
Published: 09:34 PM, 6 August 2020 Updated: 09:07 AM, 7 August 2020
None of the pilgrims who took part in this year’s Hajj was infected with coronavirus
This year's Hajj 2020 has been successfully held with the utmost caution amid novel coronavirus pandemic. After disinfecting, the authorities provided the necessary items for the Hajj.
None of the pilgrims participating in the Hajj was infected with the deadly virus. 14-day quarantine of the Hajj pilgrims has started as per the previously announced rules. They will return home at the end of quarantine.
Arab News reported that pilgrims who took part in this year’s Hajj must continue wearing electronic tags so authorities can track their 14-day quarantine once they return home. The bracelet is designed to monitor pilgrims’ adherence to quarantine, as well as monitoring and recording their health status through the “Tatamman” app.
Pilgrims were required to quarantine before embarking on the Hajj and wore the bracelets to ensure they were obeying the self-isolation rules as part of strict measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Saudi Arabia continues to experience a decline in COVID-19 cases. Recorded infections remain below the 2,000 mark for the 10th day in a row. The Kingdom reported 1,258 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, raising the number of those infected to 280,093 so far. There were 32 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 2,949. There were 1,972 new recoveries recorded, raising the total number of recoveries to 242,053.