Saudi Arabia to hold ‘very limited’ hajj due to virus Kingdom's ministry for annual Islamic event says only those already residing in country will be allowed to perform large pilgrimage, set to begin at end of July Coronavirus live news: Saudi Arabia closes borders to hajj attendees as global Covid-19 cases pass 9mTexas ‘wide open for business’; WHO urges dexamethasone steroid boom; South Africa infections top 100,000. Follow the latest updates Saudi Arabia imposes ban on international pilgrims for HajjThe pilgrimage was expected to attract about 2 million people. Hajj 2020: What you need to know about this year's pilgrimageIslamic week-long ritual has been scaled back to a limited number of pilgrims because of the coronavirus pandemic. Muslims disappointed, but accepting, as Saudi Arabia scales back Haj‘I’m still hoping to go on Haj next year, and pray that I’ll stay healthy until then’ Muslims to wait a year for hajj as virus prompts Saudi curbsMuslims around the world hoping for a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Mecca to perform the hajj will have to wait until next year after Saudi Arabia curtailed the pilgrimage due to the coronavirus pandemic Muslims disappointed — but accepting — as Saudi Arabia scales back hajj | The Japan TimesMuslims expressed disappointment Tuesday at Saudi Arabia's decision to scale back this year's hajj pilgrimage, but many accepted it was necessary as the ki Saudi Arabia bars foreign pilgrims from hajj over coronavirus fearsAnnual pilgrimage to Islamic holy sites of Mecca and Medina usually attracts 2.5m visitors Saudi Arabia announces drastic curbs to numbers for annual hajj pilgrimage to MeccaFewer than 10,000 people to perform the 2020 hajj pilgrimage instead of 2.5 million. Saudi Arabia allows ‘very limited’ haj, bars arrivals from abroadThe announcement means this will be the first year in modern times that Muslims from around the world have not been allowed to make the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Saudi Arabia banned Hajj for international visitors this year due to the coronavirus, forfeiting as much as $4 billion in revenueAround 70% of Muslims who complete the Hajj each year come from outside Saudi Arabia, meaning the government will lose out on billions in revenue. Saudi Arabia says Hajj pilgrimage is on -- with limited numbersSaudi Arabia will strictly limit the number of people who can take part in this year's Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca because of the coronavirus, according to state-run media. Coronavirus: 25,000 British Muslims set to miss out on HajjSaudi Arabia is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 but officials are still keen to go ahead with Hajj. Saudi Arabia to severly limit Haj attendance over Covid-19 fearsSaudi Arabia said on Monday it will bar arrivals from abroad to attend the haj this year due to the coronavirus, allowing only a limited number of Saudi citizens and residents to make the pilgrimage… Saudi Arabia to hold ‘very limited’ Hajj amid coronavirus pandemicOnly citizens and those living in country will be able to attend, officials announce Saudi Arabia confirms Haj to be held this yearAuthorities to allow "only symbolic numbers" this year Saudi Arabia to hold 'very limited' HajjThe kingdom will hold Hajj for limited number of people from all nationalities living in Saudi Arabia.