5.3m muslims to perform Umrah before Ramadan

ISLAMABAD: The number of Muslims performing the Umrah pilgrimage is expected to increase with the advent of Ramadan.

The latest statistics reveal that around 5.3 million pilgrims have  entered the Kingdom up until Sunday since the beginning of the Umrah season, The Arab News Reported.

The Ministry of Health said in a press statement that it would continue preparations for the Umrah season by spreading awareness among pilgrims on precautionary and preventive measures to stay healthy.

The ministry also stressed the importance of vaccinations, which should be taken by pilgrims to protect against diseases.

The ministry also said that it is closely monitoring the health condition of incoming Umrah pilgrims in the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah from the day of their arrival until they leave the country.

The Ministry of Haj has confirmed that no Umrah pilgrim has been affected by the coronavirus during the current season.