2,050 people held for trying to enter holy sites illegally in Saudi Arabia

The spokesman added that punitive measures have been taken against them for their foiled attempt to perform Hajj in violation of the coronavirus precautionary measures and preventive protocols

  
A Saudi Haj security officer stands as Muslim pilgrims wearing face masks and keeping social distance perform Tawaf around Kaaba during the annual Haj pilgrimage amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia July 31, 2020. Saudi Ministry of Media/Handout via REUTERS

A Saudi Haj security officer stands as Muslim pilgrims wearing face masks and keeping social distance perform Tawaf around Kaaba during the annual Haj pilgrimage amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia July 31, 2020. Saudi Ministry of Media/Handout via REUTERS

 

MAKKAH — A total of 2,050 people have been arrested while attempting to infiltrate into Makkah and the holy sites without Hajj permits, said a spokesman of the Hajj Security Forces Command on Friday.

The spokesman added that punitive measures have been taken against them for their foiled attempt to perform Hajj in violation of the coronavirus precautionary measures and preventive protocols.

The security forces had clamped a tight security cordon in and around the holy sites to enforce the regulations and catch the violators during the days preceding the annual pilgrimage of Hajj, the spokesman added.

 

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