The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that the Hajj season 2023 has concluded successfully from a health point of view without facing any threat in terms of epidemics.
According to what was reported by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the Minister of Health, Fahd bin Abdul Rahman Al-Jalasil, conducted an assessment of the 2023 Hajj season, after the pilgrims who performed the Hajj began to return to their countries.
Silasil indicated that the Hajj season 2023 concluded successfully from a health point of view, without facing any epidemiological risks and public health threats.
Minister Silasil also mentioned that the number of pilgrims this year has returned to pre-COVID-19 numbers.
On June 27, Saudi Arabia announced that 1.8 million pilgrims from 150 countries were pilgrims from 150 countries during this year’s Hajj, which was held without restrictions for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak.
In Saudi Arabia, where nearly 2.5 million pilgrims came from all over the world in 2019, the number of pilgrims in 2020 was limited to only approximately 10,000 pilgrims from within the country due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 outbreak.
In the 2021 Hajj season, 60,000 people from Saudi Arabia were allowed to perform Hajj under strict health controls due to the outbreak of the pandemic.
However, last year, the number of pilgrims remained below the target level at 899,353 pilgrims, of whom 779,919 were from abroad.
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