Saudi Arabia provides quality services to over 1m Umrah pilgrims in Ramadan

Muslims, keeping a social distance, perform Umrah at the Grand Mosque after authorities ease COVID-19 restrictions, in the holy city of Makka, Saudi Arabia, October 4, 2020. — Reuters
Muslims, keeping a social distance, perform Umrah at the Grand Mosque after authorities ease COVID-19 restrictions, in the holy city of Makka, Saudi Arabia, October 4, 2020. — Reuters

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia’s General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy mosques provided many of its qualitative services for Umrah pilgrims and visitors of the Grand Mosque, whose total number reached 1,048,600 during the month of Ramadan, Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday.

The services provided to visitors of the Grand Mosque included distributing 59,520 Zamzam water bottles and 10,700 booklets and pamphlets in addition to providing digital awareness to 115,000 individuals, field awareness to 170,000 beneficiaries and voluntary services to 240,896 persons.

As many as 6,188 persons also benefited from the Ramadan exhibition held at the Grand Mosque and 2,471 people were helped while performing Tawaf (circumambulation), SPA reported.

To ensure hygienic conditions, 130,000 litres of disinfectants, 32,450 litres of carpet sanitisers, and 33,425 litres of surface sterilisation were used in addition to 5,825 litres used by robots for sterilisation. In addition, 5,975 litres of hand sanitisers and 5,765 litres of bio-care sterilisers were also provided.

Other services included the distribution of 2,632 bracelets among younger visitors, the provision of social and humanitarian services to 81,601 beneficiaries, enabling 4,850 individuals to benefit from services provided to the elderly and people with disabilities, and the provision of spatial guidance in various languages to 101,679 beneficiaries, as well as laying 35,000 carpets in the Grand Mosque.

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