Seventy-seven Bahraini citizens tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday after being evacuated from Iran, just one example of how many infections in the Middle East are the result of religious pilgrimage to the Islamic Republic.
Muslim worshippers at the shrine of the 8th Shia Muslims’ Imam in Mashhad on Sept. 1, 2010. (AP)
A cleric looks at a sanitary worker disinfecting Qom’s Ma’suma shrine on February 25, 2020. (AP)
Relatives mourn over the grave of former politburo official in the Revolutionary Guard Farzad Tazari who died after being infected with the coronavirus, just outside Tehran on March 10, 2020. (AP)