Saudi Arabia Halts Hajj Due To Virus

Saudi Arabia announced measures to prevent the entry of the coronavirus…

Their measures will impact Muslim religious rituals.

They stopped entry into the country for Muslims to complete the holy pilgrimage of hajj.

Muslims, worldwide, travel to Mecca and Medina. In Medina, they visit the Prophet Muhammad’s mosque.

In Mecca, they see the Kaaba and pray. About 1.8 billion Muslims pray toward the Kaaba five times a day.

The middle east has over 240 new cases of the virus.

The government said in a statement that the measures are temporary and subject to evaluation.

Source: NewsNet | Saudi Arabia Halts Hajj Due To Virus