Saudi Arabia urges Muslims to wait on making hajj plans | The Daily Star
01:54 PM, April 01, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:56 PM, April 01, 2020

Saudi Arabia urges Muslims to wait on making hajj plans

Saudi Arabia is urging Muslims to wait before making plans to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage until there is more clarity about the deadly coronavirus pandemic, the kingdom's minister for hajj and umrah said on Tuesday.

Some 2.5 million pilgrims usually flock to the holiest sites of Islam in Makkah and Madina each year for the week-long ritual.

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