Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

3 May 2020

Govt suspends all hajj activities

The government has suspended all hajj activities following lukewarm response from intended hajis and advice from Saudi Arabia amid the coronavirus outbreak. So far, only 66,000 intended hajis have got registered against a quota of 137,198 Bangladeshis to be allowed by Saudi Arabia to perform this year's hajj, according to the religious affairs ministry.

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30 Apr 2020

100-bed new coronavirus field hospital in Makkah

The Ministry of Health has set up a 100-bed field hospital to treat coronavirus cases in Makkah. Dr. Wael Mutair, director general of Health Affairs in Makkah region, inspected the new field hospital to review its readiness and preparedness to receive people infected with the deadly virus.

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