MAKKAH — Nearly 2 million pilgrims have registered to perform Umrah in Saudi Arabia via a smartphone app in one month, Saudi Press Agency reported, citing official figures.
Earlier last month, Saudi Arabia launched a plan for gradual resumption of the Umrah after suspension of around seven months due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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Around 900,000 worshippers have since used the app to register for praying in the Grand Mosque in the Holy city of Makkah, according to figures from the Ministry of the Hajj and Umrah.
The Etamarnah app is available for registering to perform Umrah as well as to visit the Two Holy Mosques and Al Rawdah Al Sharifa in the Prophet Mosque in Madinah.
For registration, the worshipper has to download the app, enter their own data, choose available dates for the Umrah or prayers in the Grand Mosque and the Prophet Mosque, and obtain the related permit.
The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Holy Mosque and the Prophet…