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MOH: No Epidemic or Pandemic Cases among Pilgrims
03 August 2018

​​The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed that no epidemic or pandemic​ cases have been detected among pilgrims so far. MOH said the health situation is reassuring, adding that it focuses its priorities on the preventive when it comes to pilgrim health. It said it follows up developments and changes in the health situation globally in cooperation with the World Health Organization and international health bodies such as the centers for disease control and prevention.

Also, the Ministry has taken several precautionary measures including issuing health requirements to be met by arrivals for Hajj in accordance with the international epidemic changes, and circulating them to all pilgrims' country of origin through the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' embassies and missions abroad to abide by when issuing Umrah and Hajj visa, in addition to enhancing the health control centers at the pilgrims access points.  

"Since the first of Dhu al-Qidah until now, the number of pilgrims arriving through the access points where they received preventive services has reached 480,794, and the rate of pilgrims' commitment to vaccination amounted to 80% for meningitis, 89% for yellow fever and 97% for polio", adds MOH.  

Last Update : 15 July 2019 02:32 PM
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