Malaysia ready to allow pilgrims to perform umrah

Saudi Arabia's Haj and Umrah Ministry is mulling the reopening of Mecca for umrah. – EPA pic, August 5, 2020.

THERE is no problem to allow Malaysian pilgrims to perform the minor haj (umrah) but it depends on the Covid-19 situation in the country.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri said the ministry lauded all the SOPs implemented by Saudi Arabia so far, but would prioritise safety and health.

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