Makkah Grand Mosque authorities step up security measures

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MAKKAH: Security and safety measures are being stepped up around the Grand Mosque in Makkah as the end of Ramadan nears, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The director of crowd management at the Grand Mosque, Nizar Alaa’ Eddine, said authorities were ready to cope with the huge numbers expected to visit the holy site in the coming days and that these efforts were being done in cooperation with security services and other government bodies.

“We are monitoring crowded sites, developing adequate solutions and studies and preparing daily reports about the capacity of the Grand Mosque to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for pilgrims and visitors to help them perform their pilgrimage with ease and peace,” he said.

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