Egyptian pilgrims to be ferried to Mount Arafat as of Friday- Official

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Thu, 08 Aug 2019 - 11:33 GMT

Muslims pray at the Grand Mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Muslims pray at the Grand Mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

MECCA - 8 August 2019: Deputy director of the Hajj mission Hossam Talaat said Thursday that Egyptian pilgrims will be ferried to Mount Arafat as of Friday morning.

Pilgrims held in Saudi hospitals will be moved in ambulances to Mount Arafat to perform the pinnacle of the Hajj, said Talaat in statements to MENA correspondent.

The mission will sort the number of elderly pilgrims and those with special needs to shuttle them to the Mount of Mercy on customized buses, he added.

All buses are equipped with GPS and connected to an operations room affiliated with the Interior Ministry, Talaat added.

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