Saudi Arabia praised by WHO for measures taken to protect Hajj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia praised by WHO for measures taken to protect Hajj pilgrims
A handout picture provided by Saudi Ministry of Media on July 30, 2020 shows Mulism pilgrims praying on Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy), southeast of the holy city of Mecca, during the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (AFP)
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Updated 30 July 2020

Saudi Arabia praised by WHO for measures taken to protect Hajj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia praised by WHO for measures taken to protect Hajj pilgrims
  • The WHO praised steps taken by the Kingdom to ensure the safety of pilgrims

RIYADH: The World Health Organization (WHO) has commended Saudi Arabia’s successful efforts in organizing a safe Hajj this year during the coronavirus pandemic. 

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised the steps taken by the Kingdom to ensure the safety of pilgrims as much as possible during this year’s pilgrimage. 

The WHO official said the measures taken by Saudi Arabia during Hajj have set an example for countries who wish to return to normal life and adapt to conditions under the virus. 

Ghebreyesus also congratulated Muslims on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha.