Saudi Arabia’s Hajj pilgrims will move back to Makkah’s Grand Mosque on Sunday to perform the last circumambulation of the Kaaba – when worshippers walk around the Kaaba seven times – marking the completion of this year’s Hajj pilgrimage; Al-Arabiya TV channel reported.
Some worshippers will then move to the hotel for self-isolation; while others will return to their hometowns for a 14-day quarantine.
“We are working to implement the approved plans to make this year’s Hajj pilgrimage successful; in accordance with preventative and precautionary measures from the arrival of the pilgrims to Makkah up until they complete the farewell tawaf;” the Commander of the Grand Mosque’s Security Special Forces; Major General Yahya bin Abdulrahman Al-Aqil told Saudi state news agency SPA.
The worshippers will get into the Grand Mosque via certain doors and will have to follow specific marked paths; in order to keep distance between each other. They will then begin the circumambulation of the Kaaba.