The Deputy Secretary-General of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, Engineer Abbas Musa Ahmad, confirmed that an integrated security and service plan has been drawn up to receive visitors on the Day of Arafa and Eid al-Adha. At the forefront of this plan is the health aspect, in which we rely on the awareness of the visitor, in terms of avoiding crowds, adhering to health directives and instructions, applying the principle of social distancing, and cooperating with the servants of the holy shrine, to implement this plan.
During an interview with Al-Kafeel Network, he added: “The plan included many joints, and at the forefront was the health aspect, as it was at the forefront of our attention as a result of the repercussions of the Corona epidemic, and in line with the directives of the crisis cell in the Ministry of Health, in order to provide what is needed to avoid transmission or spread of this epidemic, and to reduce its risks and prevent it as much as possible.”
Noting that: "The General Secretariat of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine has given this aspect great attention, and has harnessed all its means to implement the plans set by the Medical Affairs Division at the Holy Shrine, in terms of providing experienced medical and nursing staff with experience in dealing with any case, in addition to providing sterilization materials, Evacuation teams, medical rescue and emergency relief, in addition to opening a number of medical detachments in cooperation with the Karbala Health Department, whether inside the holy shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) or its vicinity.”
With regard to the service aspect, he explained: "Paths for the entry and exit of visitors to the Noble Sanctuary have been determined, to ensure social distancing is achieved as much as possible and to reduce crowding that may occur on the day of the Ziyarat. A number of staffs will also participate to organize this process."
The Deputy Secretary concluded his speech by saying: “The plan also included other security and service joints, and the relevant departments will participate in it. We hope that this plan will achieve its set goals by providing the best security, service and health services to the visitors so they can perform the Ziyarat rituals with ease.”