Saudi Arabia suspends entry for pilgrims to Mecca over Covid-19, says foreign ministry

Saudi Arabia suspends entry for pilgrims to Mecca over Covid-19, says foreign ministry

the Sun Daily - World·2020-02-27 08:55

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia today suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca over coronavirus fears, the foreign ministry said.

The government is "suspending entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet's Mosque temporarily", the foreign ministry said in a statement, referring to the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca that can be undertaken at any time of year.

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