The pilgrims of the Sacred House of God continue to reach the holy places to perform the rituals of Hajj, as the pilgrims begin immediately after their arrival at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the “Tawaf of Arrival”, as today, Sunday, the rituals of Hajj began and culminated in the greatest pillar, which is standing at Arafah on the ninth of Dhu al-Hijjah 1444, which falls on the day after tomorrow, Tuesday. .
The Saudi authorities said that the number of pilgrims coming through the international ports of the Kingdom amounted to more than 1.6 million pilgrims, while the Ministry of Hajj expected that the total number of pilgrims this year would reach about 2.3 million pilgrims, coming from about 160 countries.
For its part, the Saudi Ministry of Interior has begun implementing a traffic plan to prevent unauthorized vehicles from entering the holy sites, with the aim of controlling crowd management during the season.
Al-Jazeera correspondent from the vicinity of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Suhaib Jassim, said that after 3 Hajj seasons restricted by procedures to confront the Corona epidemic, this year is the year of returning to the normal pace of the influx of the guests of Rahman, adding that it is estimated that more than two million pilgrims have flocked, of whom more than 800 thousand have chosen to visit. Madinah to visit the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, and pray in his mosque, before heading to Makkah Al-Mukarramah.
Al-Jazeera correspondent stated that last year’s Hajj statistics indicate that 35% of those who performed the Hajj were from Asia, 21% from Arab countries, 13% from Africa, and 11% from the Americas, Europe and Australia, and the correspondent added that more than half of the number of pilgrims this season came from other regions. Southeast Asia.
Al-Jazeera correspondent in the vicinity of the Great Mosque of Mecca, Badr Al-Rubaian, said that the Saudi authorities prepared for the Hajj season on the security and health levels, as they put in place dozens of plans to control the path and movements of pilgrims in the various holy sites.
The correspondent added that there is a unified operations room that brings together all the security, service, voluntary and health agencies working in serving the guests of Rahman.
On the health front, the Kingdom’s authorities have equipped 32 hospitals, including field hospitals, as well as 140 health centers spread across the various holy sites (Mina, Arafah and Muzdalifah) and in the vicinity of the Great Mosque of Mecca.
In addition to emergency points located in various shrines and in the Jamarat stoning facility.