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Saudi move is part of regulations and protocols to stem the spread of coronavirus during the Hajj Image Credit:

Abu Dhabi: During this year’s Hajj, Saudi Arabia will fine anyone SR10,000 ($2,666) found entering the holy sites of Mina, Muzdalifah and Arafat without a permit starting from July 28 until the end of the 12th day of Dhu Al Hijjah. If the offense is repeated, the penalty will be doubled, an official source at the Ministry of Interior said.

The official said the move is part of regulations and protocols to stem the spread of coronavirus during the Hajj season this year.

The source called on all citizens and residents to abide by the instructions for the pilgrimage season this year, stressing at the same time that security will be present on all roads and paths leading to the holy sites to prevent violations and control any attempt to enter them during the specified period and the enforcement of sanctions against all violators.