Saudi Arabia considers cancelling Haj for the first time in modern history, Covid-19 infections surge up

Saudi Arabia’s authorities are considering cancelling the Haj season for the first time since the establishment of the Kingdom in 1932 after the number of coronavirus infections exceeded 100,000, a senior official in the Saudi Ministry of Haj and Umrah said. “The case has been carefully studied and various scenarios are being considered. A formal decision will be taken within a week,” the official said. Coronavirus … Continue reading Saudi Arabia considers cancelling Haj for the first time in modern history, Covid-19 infections surge up

Pakistan hospitals running out of beds, Coronavirus cases exceeds 100,000

Pakistan has recorded more than 100,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to official health figures released on Monday. As the announcement was made hospitals warned they are running out of beds to treat patients. 4,728 new infections were identified in the last 24 hours, while the death toll reached 2,067 with 65 fresh fatalities, health officials added. Out of the total 103,671 cases, Punjab has … Continue reading Pakistan hospitals running out of beds, Coronavirus cases exceeds 100,000

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Nigeria: Scores attend mass Eid prayers despite warning

Muslims in Nigeria performed Eid al-Fitr prayers on Sunday amid the threat of coronavirus, and despite the warnings against mass gatherings. Boss Mustapha, head of the presidential team on COVID-19, warned against gathering of worshippers for Eid ul Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. “Gathering for Eid prayers at this time may affect the gains we have recorded in … Continue reading Nigeria: Scores attend mass Eid prayers despite warning