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Coronavirus impact: Saudi Arabia halts travel to Islam's holiest site

Updated : February 27, 2020 12:32 PM IST

The decision showed the worry about the outbreak potentially spreading into Saudi Arabia, whose oil-rich monarchy stakes its legitimacy on protecting Islam's holy sites.
The epicenter in the Mideast's most-affected country, Iran, appears to be in the holy Shiite city of Qom, where the faithful in reverence reach out to kiss and touch a famous shrine.
Coronavirus impact: Saudi Arabia halts travel to Islam's holiest site

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