Govt ‘too hasty’ to bar umrah travel over Omicron fears, say pilgrims

Mohd Farhan Darwis

Malaysia has banned pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia after many travellers returning from the Gulf kingdom was founded to be infected with Covid-19. – EPA pic, January 12, 2022.

PUTRAJAYA was too quick to suspend travel to Saudi Arabia for umrah over fears of the Omicron variant, pilgrims who have been to the Gulf kingdom and back without incident said.

Dr Mohamed Azam Rauzan said the government was taking an excessive stance in dealing with the Omicron situation.

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  • Since it ia better to be safe than sorry, the government action is good.

    Posted 7 months ago by DENGKI KE?

  • If everything this joker says is true, how did so many unvaccinated pilgrims get in and out of the Holy Land? The health ministry is probably trying to prevent the Umrah from being another Tabligh kind of super spreader event.

    Posted 7 months ago by Simple Sulaiman

  • Better be hasty than death!

    Posted 7 months ago by G Tan