- The outbreak of the Covid-19 outbreak worldwide has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020.
- The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic poses serious public health risks worldwide. The outbreak has affected more than 7.4 million people while over 418 thousand have been killed.
- In Saudi Arabia alone, as of June 10, 2020, there are over 112 thousand cases of Covid-19 infection, with over 40 thousand cases in Makkah and 11 thousand cases in Medina.
- According to the official statement made on June 11, 2020, the Government of Malaysia has made the final decision to postpone Hajj pilgrimage for Malaysians, for safety, health and well-being of Malaysians.