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Umrah attracts tens of thousands of devout Muslims from all over the globe each monthPublished 8:48 AM, February 27, 2020 Updated 8:48 AM, February 27, 2020 KAABA. Muslim pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on August 28, 2017. Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia on Thursday, February 27, suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca over coronavirus fears, the foreign ministry said. The government is"suspending entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet's Mosque temporarily," the foreign ministry said in a statement, referring to the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca that can be undertaken at any time of year. . The foreign ministry said it was also suspending visas for tourists visiting from countries where the new virus is a"danger." Even as the number of fresh cases declines at the epicenter of the disease in China, there has been a sudden increase in parts of Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. (READ: World 'simply not ready' for virus spread – WHO China mission chief ) Iran has emerged as a major hotspot in the region, where 15 people have succumbed to the disease – officially known as COVID-19. The Gulf states of Kuwait and Bahrain have also announced additional cases this week. – Rappler.com Read more: Rappler
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