Bahrain backs Saudi decision on Hajj season

Bahrain backs Saudi decision on Hajj season

Manama (UNA-OIC) – Bahrain backed Saudi Arabia’s decision to restrict Hajj season this year to citizens of Islamic countries, who are already living on its territories, due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Bahrain’s Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al-Khalifa said that the Saudi decision is part of precautionary measures being undertaken by the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to curb the spread of the pandemic and protect human lives, in compliance with the global health protocols.

He extended thanks and appreciation to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, deputy premier and defense minister, for the measure which aims to protect pilgrims’ health and safety.

Shaikh Khalid also commended the Saudi Government’s efforts to serve pilgrims and care for their safety on all levels in order to enable them to perform their Hajj rituals safely.

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