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Hajj to go ahead with 60,000 vaccinated residents

SAUDI ARABIA: No foreign pilgrims will be able to attend this year’s hajj. Saudi Arabia’s leading religious council has decided that protecting the population is the most important goal.

Only 1,000 people were allowed to attend hajj in 2020.

Around 60,000 vaccinated Saudi Arabian residents will be able to attend this year’s hajj pilgrimage in July, organizers announced Saturday.

This is the second year in a row   the Mecca event has been affected by fears of COVID-19, although Saudi Arabia is now one of the most highly vaccinated countries in the world.

The Muslim faith requires believers to make the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lives if they are able to.

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