JEDDAH – Pilgrims have been allowed to the touch the Holy Kaaba once more as boundaries put in across the sacred place have been eliminated after the hole of two years.
The barricades have been put in round the home of Allah in March 2020 to make sure social distancing between pilgrims and forestall unfold of Covid-19.
The choice to return to normalcy was introduced by Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, President of Basic Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, on Tuesday.
The event comes as new Umrah season has begun, following the completion of Hajj 2022.
Al-Sudais praised the Saudi management for the steps to facilitate guests to the Grand Mosque to carry out their rituals in a protected environment.
He mentioned the presidency was working carefully with all sectors working within the Grand Mosque to welcome pilgrims and supply all vital amenities, in keeping with the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The Basic Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques mentioned it had launched preparations to supply providers early on, in keeping with crowd administration plans, and ready the Grand Mosque to facilitate Umrah pilgrims.