The 2020 pilgrimage to the Saudi Arabia may be cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic. The magazine reliably gathered that the Saudi authorities are facing pressure by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other stakeholders in global health to cancel this year’s Hajj to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
According to the Johns Hopkins University, Saudi Arabia has reported more than 119,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and close to 900 deaths.
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah confirmed in a recent release that the country makes about $12 billion every year on the holy pilgrimage. And not less than two million peoples perform Hajj every year. Nevertheless, authorities are meeting on either to succumb to the pressure demanding for the cancellation or not.