Saudi Arabia’s Latest Challenge: Containing Covid-19 During the Hajj

As Saudi Arabia prepares to host the hajj pilgrimage future week, authorities encounter the unprecedented challenge of balancing their duty as stewards of the Muslim world’s most vital spiritual occasion with the need to have to control the coronavirus pandemic.

The hajj, a at the time-in-a-lifetime responsibility for Muslims equipped to make the journey, is a resource of great political and spiritual prestige for Saudi Arabia, whilst commonly generating billions of dollars in revenue for the kingdom.