ISLAMABAD – The Saudi authorities has requested Pakistan to cease making any contracts for Hajj 2020 as a result of menace of Covid-19.

The Saudi authorities conveyed this by a letter written to Pa­kistan’s Ministry for Spiritual Af­festivals and Interfaith Concord.

The letter says, all of the pilgrims have to be directed that no new contracts would happen as a result of outbreak of coronavirus all over the world.

It additional defined that each one these measures had been taken for the great well being and lifetime of the individuals coming for Hajj from all over the world.

The Saudi authorities additional assured the Pakistani govern­ment that it’s repeatedly moni­toring the scenario and can in­kind Pakistan relating to the additional improvement.

It’s pertinent to males­tion that Saudi Arabia has al­prepared halted journey to the holy websites of Muslims over the Cov­id-19 over fears simply months forward of the annual Hajj pil­grimage, because the Center East re­corded greater than a whole lot of confirmed instances.

The extraordinary determination by Saudi Arabia prevents international­ers from reaching the holy metropolis of Mecca and the Kaaba.

The earliest recorded out­break got here in 632 as pilgrims fought off malaria. A cholera outbreak in 1821 killed an esti­mated 20,000 pilgrims. One other cholera outbreak in 1865 killed 15,000 pilgrims after which unfold worldwide.