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The global outbreak of  COVID-19 pandemic  has affected over 188 countries economic, educational lives and overall well being.  The Corona virus pandemic affected  Hajj   (pilgrimage), which is the fifth pillar of the  Five Pillars of Islam ,  where millions of Muslims from around the world visit  Mecca  and  Medina  every year during Hajj season for a week.  In March 2020, the minister of Hajj and Umrah encouraged those planning to visit the holy sites of Macca and Medina later in the year to wait before making any bookings.  Due to the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 in crowded places, flight restriction in many countries, and the unavailability of a vaccine against the virus the ministry of Hajj and Umrah took such serious measures.  However; in June 2020, the ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced that people from all nationalities who reside in  Saudi Arabia  are allowed to perform Hajj in a limited number of pilgrims, to ensure the safety and to prevent the transmission of CO