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Press Briefing on Pilgrims' Health Condition: No Coronavirus Cases Among Pilgrims

Saudi Press Agency

Friday 1441/12/10 - 2020/07/31

Mina, July 31, 2020, SPA -- Speakers in the daily briefing on Pilgrims' Health Condition for the Hajj season 1441 AH congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on his recovery and discharge from hospital.

Assistant Minister of Health and official spokesman of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdali, confirmed that no coronavirus cases were recorded among the pilgrims, nor any diseases affecting public health.

The security spokesman of the Ministry of Interior, Lt. Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub, stressed that the pilgrims performed the rituals, in safety, security and tranquility, from standing in Arafat, and staying at Muzdalifah, according to approved the plan to transport pilgrims.

For his part, Chief Planning and Strategy Officer Advisor to the Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Omar Al-Maddah, said that the pilgrims stayed at Muzdalifah until the morning of the first day of the Eid Al-Adha, where they arrived at exactly seven thirty in the evening yesterday, and they performed the prayers of Maghrib and Isha combined.

He said that the pilgrims went at five o'clock in the morning from Muzdalifah to the Jamarat Bridge, where they threw pebbles at the grand Jamarat Al-Aqabah, following the health protocols and spatial divergence, adding that they went after that to perform the Tawaf Al-Ifadah (circumambulation), as pilgrims began arriving at the Grand Mosque of Makkah at seven in the morning, and they all performed Tawaf Al-Ifadah (circumambulation), and they finished at nine thirty in the morning.

--SPA
22:40 LOCAL TIME 19:40 GMT
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