Last year, 2.5 million people made a pilgrimage to Mecca, but this year a maximum of 10,000 people will participate. The Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia stated that it tested the pilgrims:
All those tested were negative for the coronavirus, during the mass testing of pilgrims and staff in holy places. Saudi authorities kept pilgrims in quarantine for five days in their hotels in Mecca, before the pilgrimage, as part of measures against COVID-19.
Videos and images show historical scenes from the Masjid Al Namirah with strict precautions in the mosque with physical distance.
Photo: Masjid Al Namiraha
Source: social networks
The rain cover for the Kaaba is changed on the Day of Arefat
Kisva, the blanket for the Kaaba, is changed during the hajj rite. This year, the number of people is limited due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kisva changes on the Day of Arefat,, and the old blanket is washed with ZEMZEM water, after which its parts are sent to museums or donated to certain officials.
Video: Change of Kisva while the downpour lasts
This year, during the change of Kisva, a very heavy rain fell. Below is a video showing Kaba’s blanket changing. It was raining in Mina, Arafat and Masjid Al Haram.
A storm followed by heavy rain and wind with rain last night affected Mina as well
The pilgrims are currently in Arefat
Hajjis on Arefat
The Hajj brings together millions of believers and invites all of them to unite and share their opinions, ideas and values, helping them to support each other in support of all that is good and worthy.
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