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.
According to police report, a young man in his twenties was driving on the Al-Qusbah-Al-Sadr road, east of Makkah. The motorist was surprised by the presence of a camel on the loose in front him. He could not swerve and hit the animal.
The Saudi region of Tabuk witnessed moderate to heavy rain, thunder and hailstorms that covered most of the governorate, villages, centers and suburbs.
Saudi Arabia has stationed women police officers on duty for the first time in history at Makkah’s Grand mosque. The Saudi Ministry of Interior shared photos of female security officers patrolling the compound of the mosque.
The ministry urged the pilgrim to obtain an approved and negative laboratory examination for the coronavirus 72 hours before the arrival in the Kingdom.
The kingdom's health ministry said it has administered more than five million coronavirus vaccine doses, in a country with a population of over 34 million.
After performing the pilgrimage, Ireza, her husband Dodi and their two children were among the first visitors to a museum built inside the world's largest clock at the top of the globe's third tallest building.
PTI said, “Prime Minister Imran Khan performs Umrah. The Prime Minister prayed for the development and prosperity of Pakistan and the unity of the Muslim world.”
Etihad will also operate six charter flights dedicated to the General Authority of Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Zayed Foundation and Abu Dhabi police. The outbound flights will operate from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah and Medina between Aug.1-5, with return flights scheduled for Aug.16-17.