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Three Indonesian ‘umrah’ pilgrims test positive

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    Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Sat, November 7 2020   /  01:00 am
Muslims, keeping a safe social distance, perform Umrah at the Grand Mosque after Saudi authorities ease the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, November 1, 2020. (REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency/Handout)

Three umrah (minor haj) pilgrims from Indonesia have tested positive for COVID-19 following a swab test at a hotel in Mecca, the Association of Indonesia Haj and Umrah Organizers (Amphuri) reported on Thursday. “The test results came back negative for most of the pilgrims, except for three of them,” Amphuri umrah division head Zaky Anshary said as quoted by kompas.com on Thursday. The infected pilgrims are being quarantined for seven days following the Saudi Arabian Health Ministry’s policy for infected patients. Other pilgrims who tested negative are allowed to continue on their umrah pilgrimage. A report from Amphuri shows that as many as 224 umrah pilgrims from Indonesia departed to perform miqat on Wednesday.  Zaky also reported that all umrah pilgrims from Indonesia had ...