Ramadan 2021 in Saudi Arabia: All you need to know about the festival during Covid-19

SourceThe National
SectorHealthcare
CountrySaudi Arabia

The seasonal maintenance of the Kiswa (the covering of the Holy Kaaba, the holiest site in Islam) began on Sunday, in preparation for the month of Ramadan. In the midst of a pandemic as the number of coronavirus cases spike in the kingdom, the Saudi government has announced new regulations for the fasting month, set to begin on April 13. Pilgrims undertaking Umrah during Ramadan must be vaccinated against the coronavirus or otherwise immune, according to the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. The ministry issued a circular last week that requires all those working in the Hajj and Umrah industry should vaccinate all of ...read more...