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"We have a precedent of repeated success in past years in dealing with the outbreak of corona, SARS, and swine and bird flu", he said - awareness campaigns and health requirements for pilgrims kept those outbreaks from reaching the Mecca area. The authorities have also placed thousands of cameras also at the spot.

The pilgrimage lasts for six days, and starts on the 8 day of Dhu Al-Hijjah, the 12th month in the Muslim calendar.

Over two million Muslims have already headed to Mecca for this year's pilgrimage.

The 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day pilgrims gather at the plain of Mount Arafat, at the outskirt of Mecca, praying and supplicating to the Almighty Allah.

The Syrian government, however, says Saudi authorities continue to place restrictions on Syrian citizens looking to take part in the hajj. All adult Muslims are expected to perform this religious duty at least once in their lifetime if they can afford it.

But, under a deal struck in March, about 86,000 Iranians have now arrived in the Holy City for the Haj, joining two million Muslims from across the globe in converging on Makkah.

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Sex, smoking, swearing and disagreements are among the things banned during the pilgrimage.

At 67 the oldest in her group, she sat in her wheelchair in Islam's most holy spot. They then shave their heads and perform an animal sacrifice before celebrating the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice.

Sheep are also slaughtered to give meat to the needy, and men and women trim their hair.

He however disclosed that one of the deceased hails from Kwara State just as he noted that the death rate for this year's hajj is the lowest in recent times.

Mariah initially declined the offer, saying that she wanted to stay with her neighbours, a couple who had promised to look after her and to help her throughout the Hajj rituals in and near Makkah and until their return home in Indonesia. The rituals involved are meant to cleanse the soul and demonstrate the equality and solidarity of all Muslims, in their submission to God. Iran abstained after a deadly stampede in 2015 and a spat over the execution of a Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia.

The Islamic calendar is different from the widely-used Gregorian calendar.

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