The Saudi government has decided to limit the number of Hajj pilgrims to 1,000 to 10,000.
Due to Corona, it has already been decided that pilgrims from abroad will not be able to come to Saudi Arabia this year, but now the Saudi government has made some more decisions in view of security measures.
Saudi officials have decided that only 1,000 to 10,000 of the people in Saudi Arabia will be able to perform the Hajj, while the pilgrims will have to stay in isolation in their homes after performing the Hajj rituals.
Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Saleh and Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rubayeh said during a joint press conference that a limited number of pilgrims will also undergo a full medical examination before Hajj.
He said that those who are over 65 years of age will not be able to perform Hajj while only those who are safe from permanent diseases will be able to perform Hajj.
Regarding the number of pilgrims, Dr. Saleh said that it may be between 1,000 and 10,000, but it will be reviewed.
He said that a solid strategy would be worked out by liaising with the diplomatic missions of different countries while no pilgrims from abroad would be allowed to come to Saudi Arabia.
He further said that all the pilgrims have to remain isolated in their homes for a certain period of time even after the rituals of Hajj.