Saudi Arabia has announced that only pilgrims within the country can perform the Hajj, in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
With a restricted Hajj comes frustration for Muslims who plan for years to fulfil a religious duty, and worry over how the loss in revenue will affect the local economy.
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