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One million Muslims join in Hajj as Covid restrictions ease

July 05, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: Saudi Arabia is allowing one million people to participate in the Hajj this year, lifting restrictions that were imposed during the Covid lockdown.

More than 2.5 million pilgrims participated in the Hajj in 2019. This year about 850,000 are expected from outside Saudi Arabia.

All Muslims who are able to make the pilgrimage to Mecca are expected to do so at least once in their lives.

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