The Holy Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia has received approximately Three Million worshippers in the first 20 days of the Holy month of Ramadan.
Of this number, one million were pilgrims who performed Umrah, while the remaining two million were worshippers.
This was revealed on Tuesday by the Director of the General Administration of Crowds and Promotions at the Grand Mosque, Engineer Osama bin Mansour Al-Hujaili.
He said all the visitors “were dispatched to the Grand Mosque in accordance with the precautionary measures”.
Authorities in the Kingdom has put in place measures and conditions to be fulfilled by all visitors to the Mosque as part of efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 disease.
Some of the measures include booking for Umrah and prayer slots via Eatmarna and Tawakkalnah applications and the allocation for specific route for visitors.
The Crowd Control DG said the integration of services provided at the Grand Mosque is done “in a manner commensurate with the needs of pilgrims and worshipers, providing the finest services and developing paths for the elderly and people with disabilities, calling on pilgrims to adhere to the times issued to them through the permission from the application of Umrah and the application of wearing medical masks, and adhering to physical distancing between worshippers”.
He also said the leadership of the Grand Mosque has made “full use of its operational capacity to serve the pilgrims during the blessed month of Ramadan, and allocate the parking lot for pilgrims in full, and this comes under the direction of His Excellency the General President for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque Sheikh Professor Dr. Sudais to provide the finest services in accordance with the aspirations of the wise leadership”.
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