For this year’s Hajj season, the Presidency recruited 3,500 workers to disinfect, sterilize and perfume the Grand Mosque to receive pilgrims, SPA reported.
The presidency has also intensified its efforts and increased disinfection and sterilization operations around the clock to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, as the Grand Mosque and its courtyards and facilities are washed 10 times daily.
Hajj is an annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holiest city in Islam.
It is regarded as one of the pillars of Islam and the largest act of mass pilgrimage in the world.
The holy pilgrimage is also a demonstration of Muslims’ unity and their submission to Allah.
Every able-bodied Muslim is obliged to perform the pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s event is limited to about 1,000 pilgrims, all from inside Saudi Arabia, about 700 of whom are expatriates.