A small group of worshippers pray at Kaaba in the Grand Mosque while practicing social distancing, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during the holy month of Ramadan, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia May 4, 2020. (Photo Credit: Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS)

MoH considers making coronavirus vaccination mandatory for Hajj permit

The Ministry of Health (MoH) is working on raising the percentage of COVID-19 vaccine recipients in the cities of Makkah and Madinah to at least 60 percent before Dhul Hijjah 1, 1442H (July 13), Okaz learned from well-informed sources. In coordination with the National Transformation Program (NTP), the ministry has set out a health plan...

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