Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi economic woes

Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi economic woes

Vacant religious sites. Abandoned pilgrim tents. Lifeless hotels. 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, scheduled for late July.