Turkey suspends registrations for Umrah pilgrimage

Turkey suspends registrations for Umrah pilgrimage
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  • calendar-gray 27 February 2020

Turkey has suspended new registrations for Umrah after Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended entry into the country amid the coronavirus outbreak, APA reports citing A News.

The announcement came on Thursday from the country's top religious body, Diyanet.

"There is no change in the return dates of our Umrah pilgrims in Saudi Arabia," it said in a statement.

Saudi Arabia earlier on Thursday suspended Umrah entry to all countries, local media reported.

Diyanet, however, said the Kingdom is yet to make a statement on confirmed cases in the country.

Saudi Arabia hosts the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Madinah.

Umrah, or the lesser pilgrimage, can be performed at any time during the year.

 

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