Saudi Arabia says only 60,000 pilgrims will perform 2021 Hajj




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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that only 60,000 will be allowed to perform the 2021 (1442) from across the world.

This was disclosed on Sunday a tweet via @HaramainInfo.

The breakdown shows that only 45,000 will perform the from outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and 15,000 from within.

People under the age of 18 and above 60 years won’t be eligible for Hajj,” according to Special Representative to the PM on Religious Harmony, Maulana Tahir Ashrafi.

“Only 60,000 in total for all countries to perform rituals for this year 2021 / 1442

45,000 from outside KSA will be allocated and 15,000 from inside KSA.

An entire 9 page document has been released with all the necessary information,” @HaramainInfo tweeted.

Only 1,000 from KSA performed a symbolic last year, a far cry from over two million Muslims that usually perform the religious ritual annually.

The significant reduction is attributed to the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.