Saudi limiting the number of people performing Hajj due to pandemic -Minister
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Saudi Arabia will be allowing only around 1,000 pilgrims based in the kingdom to perform the hajj this year, a minister said Tuesday, after it make known the ritual would be scaled back due to coronavirus escalation.
“The number of pilgrims will be around 1,000, maybe less, maybe a little more,” Hajj Minister Mohammad Benten told reporters.
“The number won’t be in tens or hundreds of thousands” this year, he concluded.