On Sunday, After few hours of launching the Umrah mobile application ‘‘Itamarna’’, 16000 Saudis and expatriates have Registered For Umrah 2020, the performance of the Umrah pilgrimage.
The Umrah pilgrims signed for the first ten days have been completed. Pilgrims registered for Umrah 2020 through the app Etamarna.
The gradual resumption of Umrah and arriving at the Two Holy Mosques starting from Oct 4th has been limited as declared earlier by the Ministry of Interior.
A total of 6,000 pilgrims will be permitted a day to carry out the rituals in 12 groups, each containing 500 pilgrims, in the first phase.
There will be sterilization before the appearance and after the departure of each batch of pilgrims. The grand mosque will be disinfected 10 times in a day as said in the statement.
The Zamzam water will be given out to the pilgrims in packed bottles.
The pilgrims will be forbidden from proceeding towards the Holy Kaaba and the Black Stone (Hajar Al-Aswad) as announced by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. the tawaf (circumambulation around the Kaaba) will be done outside the temporary barrier placed around the Holy Shrine in the mataf. Medical staff will be provided in the service of pilgrims. In the event of any positive corona case amid the pilgrims, there are areas made for medical isolation.
It has been ordered by the head of the presidency, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, for the affairs of two Holy Mosques to execute the creation of field teams in the service of pilgrims.
The team contains officials of all the agencies under the presidency constituting scientific, engineering, and service sectors. Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais made plans and programs to make sure to give pilgrims the best available service in a way while making sure their safety health and precautionary measures and protocols to control the spread of coronavirus.