1000’s of pilgrims began arriving within the holy metropolis of Mecca on Friday because the 2022 hajj pilgrimage season is anticipated to see way more Muslims attend than the previous two years, after main disruptions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
An estimated a million are anticipated to attend, lower than the two.6 million seen in 2019, however way over the previous two years. Authorities mentioned just one million may be part of this yr, lower than half of pre-pandemic ranges, and entry is restricted to these 18-65 who’ve been absolutely vaccinated towards COVID-19, and don’t endure from power illnesses.
Regardless of the attendance limits, those that did arrive for the occasion mentioned they’re pleased to return.
“We’re right here within the Grand Mosque and really pleased,” customer Abed Albasit Almesbahi mentioned.
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