39,000 Egyptian pilgrims arrive in Mecca for Hajj: Official

Ahram Online , Thursday 1 Aug 2019

Some 39,000 Egyptian pilgrims have so far arrived in the holy city of Mecca to perform the Hajj annual pilgrimage, an official told state news agency MENA.

All Egyptian pilgrims are in good condition, head of the Hajj delegation Amr Lotfy said, adding that members of a medical delegation sent by Egyptian authorities will be available at all hotels where Egyptians are staying.

More than 70,000 Egyptians are expected to go on this year's Hajj pilgrimage, due to take place from 9 to 14 August, Egyptian officials have said.

All capable Muslims are required to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam, once in their lifetime.

Saudi authorities said more than 2.37 million Muslims from around the world took part in last year's hajj.

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