Saudi authorities monitor multiple Umrah permit violations

Friday, April 2, 2021

Multiple cases of violations were monitored by pilgrims and worshipers flocking to the reception centers at the Grand Mosque in Makkah without permits or with illegal permits, Saudi Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Abdel Fattah bin Suleiman Mashat said.

Immediate coordination was made with the relevant authorities, while informing the violators about their illegal permits.

Permits are obtained through the Eatmarna app, where worshippers are given specific timings to be in the mosque as a measure to control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and preserve the safety of pilgrims.

Mashat called on all pilgrims and worshipers to obtain the proper permit from the ministry’s app and avoid unofficial bodies that issue fake permits.

He also stressed the need for pilgrims and worshipers who hold permits to use the transport facilities arranged by the ministry.

Saudi Arabia reported eight more COVID-19-related deaths on Friday. The death toll now stands at 6,684.

The Ministry of Health reported 728 new cases, meaning that 391,325 people have now contracted the disease. There are 5,768 active cases, 735 of them are in critical condition.