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Hajj registration deadline extended until April 30

  • Published at 11:13 pm April 16th, 2020
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File photo of the Kaaba

The Religious Affairs Ministry issued a notice in this regard on Thursday, reports UNB

The government has again extended, for the third time, the deadline for Hajj registration until April 30 considering the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The Religious Affairs Ministry issued a notice in this regard on Thursday, reports UNB.

On March 25, the government had extended the Hajj registration deadline for the first time until April 8, after the outbreak reached Bangladesh.

Later, on April 8, the deadline was extended again until April 16.

The Hajj registration process in the country had started on March 2.

On February 24, the cabinet had approved the draft Hajj Package-2020, fixing the minimum cost for an intending pilgrim at k3.15 lakh under package-3 managed by the government.

This year, 137,198 people are scheduled go to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj — 17,198 of them under government management.