Muslim pilgrims arrive at their tent camp in Mina, near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Photo: AP
Muslim pilgrims arrive at their tent camp in Mina, near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Muslims begin downsized haj in Saudi Arabia

  • This year, only 60,000 Saudis and foreigners already living in the oil-rich kingdom are taking part in the haj, one of Islam’s five pillars
  • Vaccinated pilgrims were transported from the Saudi city of Mecca to the Mina valley where they will spend the night before heading to Mount Arafat

Muslim pilgrims arrive at their tent camp in Mina, near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Photo: AP
Muslim pilgrims arrive at their tent camp in Mina, near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Photo: AP
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