The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah is working in cooperation with the concerned authorities to implement the strategic plan that was set for the return of Umrah according to four stages, with efficiency and organization at the highest level in accordance with the approved health precautionary measures in order to preserve the safety of pilgrims.
This was documented by a field tour of News 24 During this period, he examined the health precautionary measures and the higher regulation in which security men, health cadres, and employees of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, from reaching the “meeqaat” place until the end of the Umrah.
According to the strategic plan, the first stage of the return of Umrah is witnessing small numbers that do not exceed the 6,000 pilgrims per day, and each regiment is allocated 3 hours only to complete the Umrah rituals, to allow this plan to implement the precautionary measures with high accuracy.
We review with you the Umrah trip:
Access to “Miqat Qarn Al Manazil Al Kabeer”
The Mosques, Advocacy and Guidance Department in Taif Governorate has prepared all miqat facilities after the issuance of the kind approval to allow the performance of Umrah and visit gradually from inside the Kingdom while taking the necessary health precautionary measures, by securing all the needs and equipment necessary to achieve safety for pilgrims.
After entering the meeqaat, the pilgrims are distributed to many toilets and ablution places that are sterilized by labor teams that sterilize and clean them constantly after the exit of each pilgrim, and we monitored some procedures during the tour, including: the presence of posters with a distance of 1.5 meters between the worshipers in the mosque, and the replacement of the Holy Qur’ans. With electronic Qur’ans by barcode, placing hand sanitizers in appropriate places, and having workers who clean and sterilize around the clock.
Assembly and Access Points:
The pilgrim, during the booking of the Umrah appointment, determines the gathering point in preparation for entering the Grand Mosque, as the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has prepared 5 points for the gathering of pilgrims, which are as follows: King Fahd “- Gaza Center to enter through” Bab Ali “- KDE Center” requires the purchase of transportation services “- Al-Shasha Center” requires the purchase of transportation services. “
The Ajyad Center is approximately 300 meters away from King Abdul Aziz Gate. After reaching the “Ajyad” gathering point, the employee in question makes sure of the Umrah permit. On lines that take into account the distance between each pilgrim and another.
During the walk to enter the mosque, the organizers of the organization give many advice to the pilgrims and ask them to observe social distancing and to adhere to the precautionary measures and not to remove the mask, and then the pilgrim is given a “bracelet” that confirms his permit and specifies the door to entering the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
After entering the Great Mosque of Mecca and before the start of the circumambulation, the regiment is distributed to a number of places of entry to the sahn, and the health officials and practitioners direct many advice in which they explain to the regiment that walking is on the specified paths inside the saucer, taking into account the specific distance between each pilgrim and another.
The General Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs has assigned a special team to sterilize Zamzam water bottles and distribute them to pilgrims in small glass containers. And after completing the circumambulation around the Holy Kaaba.