BREAKING NEWS | Makkah’s Grand Mosque To Receive Umrah Pilgrims On Sunday

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Makkah’s Grand Mosque will see the return of Umrah pilgrims on Sunday for the first time since the pilgrimage was temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus, with the exception of Hajj.

Pilgrims will gather at allocated since in Makkah including Ajyad, Al-Shasha, Al-Gazzah and Al-Zahir, and will be transported to the mosque by special busses. They will be accompanied by a health professional.

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosque is prepared to receive pilgrims and has various preventive measures in place to ensure their safety, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

At least 1,000 employees have been enlisted to monitor Umrah rituals at the Grand Mosque and it is cleaned 10 times a day.

The mosque’s toilets are cleaned six times a day and carpets, floors, Zamzam water fountains and all maintenance vehicles are sanitized around the clock.

Sanitizing device have been installed at the entrance of the mosque and on escalators. Air-conditioning systems are cleaned with ultraviolet rays and sent is sprayed in the mosque frequently.

Thermal cameras are being used in the mosque to identify people with high body temperatures.

The Mataf area surrounding the Kaaba will only be used by Umrah pilgrims to perform the Tawaf ritual to ensure their safety and comfort.

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