Saudi Begins ‘Umrah’ Pilgrimage October 4

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed and dismembered on 2 October 2018 by a commando of 15 Saudi agents from Riyadh at his countrys consulate in Istanbul photo. His body has never been found. 300x200 - Saudi Begins ‘Umrah’ Pilgrimage October 4

Saudi Arabia will gradually resume the year-round Umrah pilgrimage from October 4, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

Naija News reports that the Umrah pilgrimage was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In the first stage, “6,000 citizens and residents within the kingdom will be allowed to perform the Umrah per day from October 4”, the ministry said in a statement published by the official Saudi Press Agency.

The ministry said visitors from outside the kingdom will be permitted from November 1, when Umrah’s capacity will be raised to 20,000 pilgrims per day.

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