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In Mecca, a fortunate few pray for a pandemic-free world

Updated : July 30, 2020 03:57 PM IST

Unlike past years when they lunged towards the Kaaba, pilgrims are not allowed to touch the plain stone cube building covered in black cloth and wrapped in Arabic writing in golden silk.
On site, 3,500 workers spread across the Grand Mosque in Mecca to sanitise it using 54,000 litres (11,888 gallons) of disinfectant and 1,050 litres of air fresheners daily.
In Mecca, a fortunate few pray for a pandemic-free world

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