Saudi Arabian security personnel marched through a parade ground as pilgrims from all over the world began to assemble in Mecca on Sunday for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
While paramedics acted out quick responses for airlifting patients to safety, police forces staged a simulated simulation of a chase and capture scenario.
Following two years of significant disruption brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, thousands of pilgrims began arriving in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on Friday. One million Muslims are anticipated to attend the 2022 Hajj pilgrimage season.
Every Muslim who is physically capable should perform it at least once in their lifetime.
The Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina are located in Saudi Arabia, which this year welcomed back foreign pilgrims to undertake the Hajj. In the previous two years, the yearly pilgrimage was attended only by a small number of Saudi nationals and residents due to COVID-19’s devastating effects on the world economy and travel restrictions.
Authorities have stated that only one million people—less than half of pre-pandemic levels—can participate in the 2022 season, and access is only permitted for pilgrims between the ages of 18 and 65 who have received a complete course of immunization against the virus and do not have any chronic illnesses.