No overseas Hajj pilgrims to be allowed in Saudi Arabia this year...

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No overseas Hajj pilgrims to be allowed in Saudi Arabia this year

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:26 PM, 12 June 2021   Updated: 04:42 PM, 12 June 2021

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Saudi Arabia announced that this year’s hajj pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The kingdom made the announcement on Saturday on its state-run Saudi Press Agency.

It cited the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for making the decision.

In last year’s hajj, as few as 1,000 people already residing in Saudi Arabia were selected to take part in the hajj. Two-thirds were foreign residents from among the 160 different nationalities that would have normally been represented at the hajj. One-third were Saudi security personnel and medical staff. 

The hajj begins mid-July. - The Associated Press 

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