#Mecca

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Hajj pilgrimage in the age of coronavirus is unlike any before

Saudi Arabia has dramatically downsized the ritual because of the coronavirus pandemic, with authorities testing pilgrims and cutting their numbers from the usual 2 million to around 1,000

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Saudi Arabia will enforce Covid-19 lockdown with tough penalties

Anyone who deliberately spreads the virus will be fined SAR500,000 and/or five years in prison

Documents implicate 40 in Mecca crane collapse

The incident in September killed 107 people and injured 238