Saudi Arabia announces arrival of domestic pilgrims

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RIYADH, July 25 (Xinhua) — Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday the arrival of pilgrims to the new King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah from the country’s five cities.

According to the Hajj and Umrah Ministry, the pilgrims arrived from Medina, Riyadh, Abha, Tabuk and Jazan with tight health procedures, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Amid the the coronavirus pandemic, the kingdom decided to limit the current Hajj season to domestic pilgrims, of whom expatriate residents of 160 nationalities account for 70 percent.

Throughout the Hajj season, there would be comprehensive coordination between concerned organizations for the safety of pilgrims, the ministry’s undersecretary for Hajj Affairs Hussain Al Shareef said. Enditem

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