Special things this time around 10 thousand people arrived
Social distancing was also followed.
Last year 2.5 million people visited Haj
Hajj Pilgrimage: How an epidemic affects a large ‘event’ can be understood by looking at these two pictures. Millions of Pilgrims before the Coronavirus Pandemic arrived at Islam’s Holiest Site to participate in Hajj, one of the world’s largest religious ceremonies. . However, this time the global epidemic of Corona has changed the situation. Due to the ban on large scale gathering of people due to Corona epidemic, only a few thousand people have arrived for Haj this time.
In the pictures revealed, devotees dressed in white can be seen circling the Kaaba in the mosque of Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah, following the rules of social distancing. These devotees are making enough difference among themselves. Unlike this, a large number of devotees were present around the shrine last year. This year’s Hajj photographs showed pilgrims wearing masks walking a particular distance, holding umbrellas to protect them from the heat of Saudi Arabia.
According to the report of the news agency AFP, in 2019, more than 10,000 people are participating in this year’s Haj pilgrimage, compared to around 2.5 million devotees around the world. Before the corona, the pilgrims touched and kissed the Kaaba, but this time in the Corona period, touching and kissing the Kaaba was banned. Acting media minister Majid al-Kasabi read 84-year-old King Salman’s address on national TV Said, “In the shadow of this epidemic, there is a need to reduce religious procedures and the number of pilgrims, but various official agencies have to make a lot of efforts for this.” Significantly, the Haj, which began on Wednesday, is one of the five pillars of Islam and competent Muslims have been told to do it at least once in their lifetime.