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Saudi: 244 Arrested for Illegally Entering Pilgrim Site

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Hajj security forces arrested 244 people trying to enter the holy sites illegally, state news agency SPA reported.

Approximately 1,000 pilgrims will converge on the Mina Valley outside Makkah on Wednesday to begin their spiritual journey, in comparison to almost 2.5 million in 2019.

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced in June that it was severely limiting the number of pilgrims this year to preserve global public health in the face of the ongoing coronavirus threat.

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