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Hajj 2020 Saudi 5

In pics: Hajj 2020 begins, Saudi authorities confirm no Covid-19 cases among pilgrims

The number of pilgrims attending this year’s Hajj has been limited to 1,000

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Pilgrims selected to perform Hajj this year begin arriving in Jeddah

Only about 1,000 pilgrims – all from inside Saudi Arabia – have been permitted to perform Hajj this year

New mega urban development project, Masar, launched in Saudi’s Makkah

The project will see the addition of “tens of thousands” of hotel and residential units in Makkah in later phases

Mosques in Makkah to reopen on Sunday

Several precautionary measures have to be followed at the mosques

Indonesia pulls out of Hajj this year on virus concerns

More than 220,000 people from the country were expected to participate in this year’s Hajj

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Saudi Arabia eases curfew and business restrictions across the country, except in Makkah

On April 25, Saudi reported 1,197 new Covid-19 cases with the highest number of new cases detected in Makkah

Saudi issues heatwave warning

Temperatures are expected to exceed 48 degrees celsius