Ethiopia’s grand mufti commends Hajj decision

Sheikh Haji Omar Idris. (SPA)
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Updated 30 June 2020

Ethiopia’s grand mufti commends Hajj decision

  • Sheikh Haji Omar Idris: The decision embodied the Kingdom’s keenness to hold the Hajj in a way that met the safety requirements of coronavirus prevention

RIYADH: Sheikh Haji Omar Idris, the grand mufti of Ethiopia and the president of the country’s Islamic Affairs Supreme Council, has praised the Kingdom’s decision to hold Hajj this year with pilgrims from a limited number of nationalities who are already in the country.
He said the decision embodied the Kingdom’s keenness to hold the Hajj in a way that met the safety requirements of coronavirus prevention. 


Saudi Arabia announces 30 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 26 September 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 30 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 316,405
  • A total of 4,655 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 30 more deaths from the coronavirus and 461 new cases of the disease on Saturday.
Of the new cases, 49 were recorded in Jeddah, 42 in Makkah, 40 in Madinah, 27 in Riyadh, 29 in Hufof and 21 in Hail.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 316,405 after 769 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 4,655 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.