Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 17:23 WIB

Scene at Pondok Gede hajj dormitory as second batch departure nears

Jakarta, IO – Would-be hajj pilgrims wishing to perform the pilgrimage to the Holy Land are entering the Pondok Gede hajj dormitory, Friday (3/6).

By still adhering to health protocols, as many as 389 pilgrims from Jakarta are ready to depart. The group must go through a health check-up process and are currently in good health and free from exposure to Covid-19.

Read: Maintaining hajj pilgrim health during the pandemic

The poignant scene happened when relatives of the pilgrims said goodbye. They shook hands and hugged each other, many sobbing. (Dumaz Artadi).

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