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Saudi: First pilgrims arrive in Makkah for Hajj 2020

The Saudi city of Makkah is welcoming pilgrims for the annual Hajj — although only a handful compared with previous years.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event is limited to about 1,000 pilgrims, all from inside Saudi Arabia, about 700 of whom are expatriates.

After completing their arrival procedures, the pilgrims were taken to their accommodation in Makkah, supervised by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.

They will stay there for four days before beginning their pilgrimage on July 30.


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