‘Immunised’ Muslim pilgrims in Makkah as Ramadan begins

MAKKAH: Pilgrims immunised against Covid-19 circled Islam’s holiest site in Saudi Arabia’s Makkah city Tuesday as they performed the year-round umrah pilgrimage on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Mask-clad worshippers entered Makkah’s Grand Mosque in batches to perform the ritual of circling the sacred Kaabah, a cubic structure towards which Muslims around the world pray, along socially distanced paths.

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