Saudi: More than 500 employees recruited to oversee safe Umrah pilgrimages

Makkah Grand mosque
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More than 500 employees have been recruited to guide pilgrims performing Umrah after Saudi Arabia lifted a temporary ban on the pilgrimage due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has employed 531 employees who will work across three shifts to receive 6,000 pilgrims each day.

The presidency said that strict health measures have been introduced to protect pilgrims and help to stop the spread of the virus

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