TE24 International Desk:
Riyadh – King Salman of Saudi Arabia extended his traditional Eid greetings on Saturday. On Saudi Arabia’s national television, King Salman noted that the state has been able to increase the total number of pilgrims at home and abroad to one million this year through aggressive efforts to address the COVID-19 crisis. 19 epidemics.
He said there are still precautions to ensure the safety of pilgrims. The king prayed to Allah to accept the pilgrimage to Mecca for all the pilgrims and appreciated the efforts of all involved in activating the annual ceremony.
After spending an emotional day on Arafat Square
The pilgrims returned to Mina on Saturday to pray and supplicate to Allah. They will continue their pilgrimage to Mecca for the next few days, including the “Devil’s Stone” ritual at the Jamarat Complex.
For the first time since this year’s Mecca pilgrimage epidemic, the number of pilgrims has reached one million. When COVID-19 shut down the entire world in 2020, the Kingdom allowed only 1,000 selected pilgrims to make the pilgrimage to Mecca. In 2021, this number has increased to 60,000 fully vaccinated pilgrims.
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