244 illegal pilgrims caught in Saudi Arabia

The spokesman called on all the Saudi citizens and expatriates to strictly abide by the regulations issued with regard to the performance of Hajj

  
Workers clean as pilgrims pray in front of the Kaaba at the Grand mosque during the Haj pilgrimage, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia July 27, 2020. Picture taken July 27, 2020. Saudi Ministry of Media/Handout via REUTERS

Workers clean as pilgrims pray in front of the Kaaba at the Grand mosque during the Haj pilgrimage, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia July 27, 2020. Picture taken July 27, 2020. Saudi Ministry of Media/Handout via REUTERS

MAKKAH — Hajj security forces arrested on Tuesday 244 people who were attempting to infiltrate into the holy sites to perform Hajj in contravention of the coronavirus precautionary measures and preventive protocols. Punitive measures have been taken against them after collecting evidence, the Saudi Press Agency reported quoting a spokesman of the Public Security.

The spokesman called on all the Saudi citizens and expatriates to strictly abide by the regulations issued with regard to the performance of Hajj and not to attempt to enter the holy sites without a Hajj permit. “The security men have clamped a tight security cordon in and around the holy sites to enforce these regulations and catch the violators,” the spokesman said.

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