Local media reports quoted Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al Rabiah as saying that participantion in the Hajj season be linked to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, considering it the main condition for participation.
Those involved were Arab and Asian pilgrims, according to local media, who carried pictures of the bus engulfed in flames and with its windows blown out.
For the first time in the 1400 year history of the Faith, Islam’s three holiest mosques in Mecca, Medina, and al-Quds have been closed for Ramadan and public prayers are set to remain suspended during Eid al-Fitr, the feast concluding the fasting month. Only mosque staff have performed the five daily prayers and the Taraweeh, special Ramadan prayers, which have been broadcast to Muslims locked down at home due to the coronavirus which is savaging the world.
The robot works on distributing the water without human intervention and without affecting the movement inside the two Holy Mosques.
An official said that worshippers will be asked to provide authorised COVID-19 vaccination certificate in their Umrah request.