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Ministry declares Hajj activities closed as last group of pilgrims returns

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – With the return of Solo Embarkation Flight Group 43 (SOC 43) to Indonesia, the operational activities of the Ministry of Religious Affairs for 1443 Hijriah (H) or the 2022 Hajj the pilgrimage is officially over, the ministry informed.

“There were 240 groups of returning Indonesian Hajj pilgrims that we served. All praise be to God, it (the return) went well and smoothly,” said the ministry’s general secretary, Nizar Ali. , at the media center of the Hajj pilgrimage to Medina. , Saudi Arabia, according to a statement quoted here on Saturday.

A total of 354 pilgrims were included in SOC 43, which was the last group of pilgrims to return to Indonesia, he said. They took the return flight from Amir Muhammad bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Medina.

The pilgrims included in SOC 43 came from Tegal town, Pekalongan town, Sleman district and Purbalingga district.

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The secretary general of the ministry informed that as of Saturday, 11 pilgrims were being treated in Saudi Arabia, including 10 pilgrims admitted to the Saudi Hospital (RSAS) and one pilgrim who was taken to the Indonesian Hajj Health Clinic ( KKHI) in Medina.

“All pilgrims who are treated will remain under the supervision of Indonesian Hajj (health) officials. They will be returned to the country (Indonesia) if they have met the determined medical requirements,” he said.

In addition, 89 pilgrims died in the Holy Land.

At least 27 pilgrims died between June 4 and July 7, 2022, before carrying out the main pilgrimage activities in Arafah, Muzdalifah and Mina (Armuzna) regions, while 16 died between June 8 and 12. July during the main pilgrimage activities in Armuzna.

In addition, another 46 pilgrims died after completing major pilgrimage activities in Armuzna between July 13 and today.

Ali wished the pilgrims prosperity in the future. He conveyed his condolences to the families of the pilgrims who died during the pilgrimage.

“May they all have the best place with Allah. Amen,” he added.


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