Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi economic woes

Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi economic woes

Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi economic woesAbandoned pilgrim tents. A stunning emptiness -- and fears of economic ruin -- haunt the usually bustling city of Mecca after Saudi authorities curtailed the hajj pilgrimage over coronavirus. Islam's holiest city usually hosts millions of pilgrims for the annual rite, but the kingdom has barred overseas visitors from this year's event, scheduled for late July.