Health standards primary criteria for Hajj pilgrims: Saudi Arabia

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Health standards primary criteria for Hajj pilgrims: Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has indicated that health standards are the primary selection criteria for Hajj 2020 pilgrims.
As per the Saudi government’s decision, this year’s pilgrim ratio will comprise seventy percent, non-Saudi residents, with Saudis making up the remaining thirty percent.
Saudi pilgrims will be strictly chosen amongst Saudi healthcare workers and security personnel who had fully recovered from Covid-19.
The Saudi ministry stated that it will prioritize medically fit non-Saudi residents who have undergone a negative PCR test, first-time pilgrims and are twenty to fifty years old. Those selected will be asked to abide by a quarantine period decided by the Ministry of Health before and after performing Hajj.
The selection of non-Saudi pilgrims would be carried out electronically.

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