780 thousand perform Umrah today in the second phase of a gradual return … Tire


Saudi citizens and residents performed the Fajr prayer at the Grand Mosque today, Sunday, with the start of the second phase of the gradual return of Umrah from citizens and residents from within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to perform the rituals of Umrah and prayers in the Grand Mosque at 75% of the capacity after the approval of the gradual return of Umrah is issued.

According to the Saudi newspaper Okaz, the number of pilgrims and worshipers will reach 220 thousand pilgrims and 560 thousand worshipers in the second phase for a period of 14 days, in accordance with the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the new Corona virus (Covid-19).

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, and the Ministry of Health have raised the degree of readiness and all preparations for the service of pilgrims in accordance with the highest quality standards in providing services, in addition to applying all precautionary measures, and using all technical systems and electronic programs. To facilitate the procedures and provide full services with all speed and perfection, the General Automobile Syndicate provided buses to transport pilgrims and worshipers from the parking spaces designated for parking their cars to the Grand Mosque and then return them to it.

The Presidency recruited its apparatus to receive pilgrims and took all preventive and precautionary measures to maintain their safety, as 4000 workers participate in washing, disinfecting and sterilizing the Grand Mosque 10 times a day, and distributing 900 liters of hand sanitizer per day through 300 devices in all corridors of the Grand Mosque, 1000 liters of sterile carpets and 2500 liters Surface sterilizer, in addition to 1200 liters of the finest smells, and six points are prepared for the distribution of carts, 5,000 free wheelbarrows and 600 electric trolleys are equipped, and more than 180 field supervisors are supervising the carriages to follow up on the vehicles’ progress and ensure the implementation of precautionary measures, and distribute 38,500 bottles of Zamzam water. Daily for pilgrims and worshipers, in addition to 50 portable backpacks that water the worshipers and pilgrims around the clock, and 6 points in which containers of Zamzam water are distributed according to preventive measures, so that all the packages are sterilized before they are filled, and the workers of the Zamzam Suqia Administration distribute them in accordance with health regulations and instructions.


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