The host's department in the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine began implementing its plan for Ziyarat Arba'een, which is to open its external outlets to distribute food and drink to visitors by three meals daily, while taking all preventive health measures.
Regarding the department’s plan for this year, the head of this department, Haj Adel Al-Hamami, explained to the al-Kafeel Global Network, saying: “This year, we started on implementing a plan somewhat different from ours in previous Ziyarat, given that this year is witnessing the outbreak of the Corona epidemic.”
He added: "First of all, we were very keen to take all preventive medical precautions to preserve the safety of visitors, and some of these measures we were following even before the outbreak of the epidemic, such as sterilization and wearing gloves and masks."
Al-Hamami continued: “The department - as is customary in major Ziyarat - has opened its external outlets, which are the direct external outlets for the host, the outlet on Qiblah Street of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him), and an outlet located next to the holy shrine near Hawra Street.
He pointed out that: "The distribution process is carried out by three meals in the morning and after the two noon prayers, and the third meal after the evening prayer, and we take into account in the meals provided the tastes of the different visitors."
He explained: "The distribution work is carried out in a highly organized manner, by dividing the queues into queues for men and queues for women, and thanks to the accumulation of expertise among our staff, dealing with the organization process has become more smooth, and the meals distributed are not limited to visitors, but include volunteers and security forces."
It is noteworthy that the host restaurant of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) has become a distinctive and well-known sign to all visitors in the field of food service, at all occasions of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them), especially in the Ziyarat of millions visitors at their foremost the Ziyarat Arba'een, as its staffs make great efforts to provide the required service.