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Drones to be used in Makkah during Ramadan to help ensure safe pilgrimage

13 Jun 2018

With Eid Al Fitr approaching, the number of pilgrims will rapidly increase. The Saudi government and security authorities are emphasising on the security, organisational and humanitarian aspects to avoid any risks during the Umrah of Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr days.

As a new initiative taken by the Saudi government to enhance their security services, drones are being used for the first time in the Grand Mosque in Makkah to manage the crowd since the start Ramadan 2018.

Security will be on the watch for pilgrims or visitors who show any sign of distress, and they will not be allowed to enter the Grand Mosque for their own safety and that of others. Drones and security aircraft are only part of the plan, as there will be about 2,500 cameras to monitor the crowd inside the Grand Mosque.

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