Hajj 2021 announcement is likely to be made in coming days as the Saudi Arabia will be completing the assessing of Covid-19 pandemic’s challenges. This is said by Dr.Majid Al Qasabi, the acting Saudi Minister for Media.
He said at a press conference that was held on Sunday in the Saudi Capital city of Riyadh. He told that the Saudi authorities are following upon the updates on the Covid -19,based on these observations and updates the relevant ministers of Hajj & Umrah and Health will make and announce a decision soon for Hajj 2021.
Al Qasabi said that due to the various Covid-19 variants emerging in many corners of the globe, it is of utmost importance to evaluate the damage from the intensity of Corona spreading very cautiously and accurately. He stated that “ Saudi Arabia do not want this year’s Hajj 2021 to be epicenter for the spread of Corona in KSA & Muslim World.
The Hajj & Umrah Ministry did very hard work to make better the services provided in Hajj & Umrah sector even in the special pandemic circumstances.
The Hajj2020 & Umrah of last year in October was allowed after developing a safety model that was based on usage of modern technology and digitization of the procedures to provide the pilgrims with the best of services that are needed through various options provided by the ministry.
The technology based models used are Eatmarna app which helped users to request for the permits like praying permits ,Rawdah Praying permits & Umrah permits in the Holy Makkah & Madina’s masjids.
The app was used by more than 20 million pilgrims and more than 30,000 pilgrims have used the services offered by Inaya centers in the Holy Makkah & Madina.
Engineer Hesham Abdulmonem Saeed ,The Assistant Secretary of Hajj & Umrah Services Ministry said in the press conference, that safe Umrah Model is targeted to protect the pilgrims through effective crowd management by controlling the crowds going to the Grand Masjid of Islam.
Sending them as per the booked time slots and improving the services through the application of the latest techniques to meet the personal requirements of pilgrims.