Tomorrow, Muslim believers around the world celebrate the feast of Eid al-Adha, which is always celebrated 2 months after the holy month of Ramadan.
Muslim believers, vaccinated against COVID-19 have already turned to Hajj in Mecca, to perform the annual rite of Eid al-Adha, which this year will be celebrated under many restrictions.
Only 60,000 believers have been allowed to visit Mecca this year, compared to the staggering pre-pandemic number, where Saudi Arabia averaged 2.5 million believers.
This year only vaccinated believers are allowed, between the ages of 18 and 65 and those who do not suffer from chronic diseases.
The great mosque in Mecca has been disinfected before the arrival of the believers, while those who will pray Eid there will be provided with an electronic bracelet to track them.
Thermal cameras at the entrances of the Grand Mosque monitor the temperatures of persons. Small groups of pilgrims wearing masks have been praying around the Kaaba since Saturday, after which the pilgrims will leave for the Valley of Mina, 7 km north-east of the Great Mosque in Mecca, where they will spend the day. in prayer before going to Mount Arafat, where the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon.