On July 28, the Hajj to Mecca began, which in 2020 is called unprecedented. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Saudi Arabia has banned the entry of foreign pilgrims. According to the BBC, it is expected that no more than 10,000 people will take part in the Hajj вЂ” instead of the two million who usually came to Mecca in previous years.
Pilgrims are required to wear masks at all times, their temperature is measured, and they are tested for coronavirus. Here's what the Hajj to Mecca looks like on July 29, 2020 вЂ” and what it looked like on August 8, 2019.