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Mecca pilgrims banned over virus fears

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Eldorado

"Saudi Arabia on Thursday suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca over coronavirus fears, the foreign ministry said.

"The government is "suspending entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet's Mosque temporarily", the foreign ministry said in a statement, referring to the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca that can be undertaken at any time of year.

"Umrah attracts tens of thousands of devout Muslims from all over the globe each month."

Full report at France24: https://www.france24.com/en/20200227-coronavirus-saudi-arabia-ban-pilgrim-mecca-visa-mosque-umrah-muslim

And at Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-27/saudi-arabia-halts-mecca-pilgrims-to-block-coronavirus-spread

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4 hours ago, Eldorado said:

"Saudi Arabia on Thursday suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca over coronavirus fears, the foreign ministry said.

"The government is "suspending entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet's Mosque temporarily", the foreign ministry said in a statement, referring to the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca that can be undertaken at any time of year.

"Umrah attracts tens of thousands of devout Muslims from all over the globe each month."

Full report at France24: https://www.france24.com/en/20200227-coronavirus-saudi-arabia-ban-pilgrim-mecca-visa-mosque-umrah-muslim

And at Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-27/saudi-arabia-halts-mecca-pilgrims-to-block-coronavirus-spread

Good on 'em!  Considering the somewhat fatalistic tendency of Islam, I'm a bit surprised we didn't just get the quote "Inshallah".  I'm impressed that they are doing the right thing by their brothers and sisters in religion!

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hetrodoxly

I was just thinking this will affect sunni and Shia, didn't they sing 'i got you babe'

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