Coronavirus prompts Saudi Arabia to limit travel to holy sites months ahead of hajj pilgrimage
Saudi Arabia on Thursday said it will block foreigners from traveling to Mecca and the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure at the center of the annual hajj pilgrimage, out of concern over the spread of the coronavirus.
The travel limits also apply to the Prophet Muhammad’s mosque in Medina, according to the Associated Press.
In addition, Saudi officials have halted entry to the kingdom by those with tourist visas from countries affected by coronavirus, the AP reported. … continued