Saudi Arabia mandates to show negative COVID report for foreign pilgrims

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has mandated showing a negative report of the Covid-19 test, including PCR or rapid antigen for the foreign pilgrims who want to travel to the country to perform Umrah on Monday, February 7, 2020.

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has mandated showing a negative report of the Covid-19 test, including PCR or rapid antigen for the foreign pilgrims who want to travel to the country to perform Umrah on Monday, February 7, 2020.

The protocol of the novel coronavirus would be implemented on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at around 1 am.

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Under the new protocol, the visitor must undergo the test within 48 hours prior to the travelling. Moreover, every traveller, either vaccinated or unvaccinated, have to present the negative report of the Covid-19 test, as per the ministry.

It further mentioned that the pilgrims must have to submit proof of vaccination through the Tawakkalna app to access the Grand Mosque in Makkah and Mosque in Madinah.

As per the status of the COVID-19 virus, a total of 3,330 people were infected with the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. The infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 has remained below the mark 4 000 over the past 24 hours.

On the other hand, two persons have succumbed to the viral infection of COVID-19 within the past 24 hours, as per the data issued by the health ministry.

With the emergence of the new cases of the COVID-19, the toll of the confirmed cases related to the infection has reached 715,974. In contrast, a total of 8,959 fatalities associated with the novel coronavirus have been recorded in the country so far.

The health ministry further provided the statistics of the recoveries, which stated that in Saudi Arabia, a total of 3,464 people had been recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 viral infection and discharged from the hospital facilities over the past 24 hours.

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The new recoveries have raised the total number of people healed from the deadly virus to 674,244.

As per the health ministry, a total of 1,069 people from the confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus were in critical condition and get treated in the hospiral facilities.

Tariq Saeed

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