Saudi interior ministry bans residents,citizens from performing Umrah
04 March 2020| 09 Rajab 1441|Arab News
Saudi Arabia has placed a temporary ban on its citizens and residents from performing the Muslim pilgrimage Umrah in Makkah to prevent the spread of coronavirus according to state news agency SPA.
Under the temporary ban Saudi nationals and residents living in the Kingdom wanting to perform Umrah will not be allowed into Islam’s holiest sites.
Last week, Saudi Arabia closed off the holiest sites in Islam to foreign pilgrims over the coronavirus.