In Saudi Arabia, 3,47,282 people have been confirmed infected with the coronavirus so far, of which 5,402 have died.
In this case, Muslim pilgrims from abroad have been allowed inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca for the first time since the coronavirus restrictions came into effect, about seven months later.
On the first day that foreign pilgrims were allowed, about 10,000 pilgrims from different countries were allowed to perform the Umrah pilgrimage.
Before being allowed to tour the Kaaba, the holy site of Islam in the center of the Grand Mosque, foreign pilgrims are advised to isolate themselves for 3 days after arriving in Saudi Arabia. Previously, people from Saudi Arabia were allowed into Mecca from last October.
Following the gradual easing of public curfew in Saudi Arabia, the government is gradually reopening its mosques.