Bahrain suspends Umrah trips until further notice as a precautionary measure

by BTM

Thu, 27 February 2020

Bahrain suspends Umrah trips

Justice and Islamic Affairs Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa said that all Umrah trips, by land and by air, have been suspended. 

The decision is based on instructions from Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to suspend entry to the Saudi Kingdom to perform Umrah and or to visit Medina until further notice.

Shaikh Khalid stressed that all Umrah operators should comply with the decision, highlighting that it was among the precautionary measures taken to ensure the safety of citizens and residents and to combat the coronavirus.

Since the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed in Bahrain, on January 24, the number of people infected by the coronavirus has risen to 33.

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