Saudi Arabia has banned religious pilgrims from visiting Mecca or Medina to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom.
In a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the Kingdom, it was disclosed that they had been following developments of the virus for some time.
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In order to support countries impacted by the virus the Kingdom said they would be implementing ‘approved international standards’ in the form of a temporary ban on pilgrimages.
They also temporarily suspended entry into the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet’s Mosque.