Saudi Arabia increases capacity of Hajj pilgrimage to 1 million

CGTN published this video item, entitled “Saudi Arabia increases capacity of Hajj pilgrimage to 1 million” – below is their description.

For more:

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-04-09/Saudi-Arabia-increases-capacity-of-Hajj-pilgrimage-to-1-million-1964jZpypgs/index.html

Saudi Arabia is allowing up to one million people to make this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. The move marks a shift from limitations on the Hajj prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CGTN YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


About This Source - CGTN

This story is an English language news item from CGTN. CGTN is a Chinese state-funded broadcaster.

Recent from CGTN:

Ukraine to evacuate remaining troops from Mariupol

Shanghai bus companies prepare to resume operations

Turkey says no to NATO membership for Sweden, Finland

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

N Korea deploys army as WHO expressed ‘concern’ over COVID

Cannes film festival: 75th anniversary edition to begin • FRANCE 24 English

Shanghai bus companies prepare to resume operations

Covid-19 in North Korea: Military ramps up response effort as virus surges • FRANCE 24 English

Education minister vowed to make sure students have the chance to catch up after COVID | 7NEWS

In This Story: Hajj

The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holiest city for Muslims. Hajj is a mandatory religious duty for Muslims, who visit the Kaaba, a cubic structure at the centre of the Grand Mosque.

Because the Islamic calendar is lunar and the Islamic year is about eleven days shorter than the Gregorian year, the Gregorian date of Hajj changes from year to year. In 2020 AD (1441 AH), Dhu al-Hijjah extends from 22 July to 19 August.

According to the official published statistics between 2000 and 2019, the average number of attendees is 2,269,145 per year, in which 1,564,710 come from outside Saudi Arabia and 671,983 are local.

In June 2020, while not cancelling the Hajj outright, the Saudi Government announced that they would only welcome “very limited numbers” of pilgrims who are residents of Saudi Arabia due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

3 Recent Items: Hajj

Eid al-Adha: Muslims Around the World Mark Holiday Amid Covid-19

Hajj marked with low turnout due to COVID restrictions

Annual Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj begins in Saudi Arabia

In This Story: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a country in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula.

Saudi Arabia also has one of the world’s youngest populations, with approximately 50 percent of its population of 34.2 million being under 25 years old.

2 Recent Items: Saudi Arabia

Watch: Driver Charged After Maserati Driven Down Rome’s Spanish Steps

Erdoğan in Saudi Arabia: Ali Shihabi reports • FRANCE 24 English

Leave a Comment

We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.

Posting....