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MOH: No Epidemic or Pandemic Cases Detected Among Pilgrims
25 July 2019

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed that, by Allah’s Grace, the health situation of pilgrims is reassuring, and no epidemic or pandemic cases have been detected among them so far. MOH has taken the preventive aspects for pilgrims as one of its top priorities, and keeps abreast of the latest developments and changes in global health domain, in collaboration and coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the international health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Also, the Ministry has taken several precautionary measures, including issuing health requirements, based on the international epidemic changes, to be met by arrivals for Hajj, as well as circulating these requirements to all countries from where pilgrims come 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 surveillance centers at the pilgrims access points.

“Since the first of Dhul Qi'dah until now, the number of pilgrims received preventive services through access health points has reached 666.045, and the rate of pilgrims' commitment to vaccination amounted to 88.5% for meningitis, 80.5% for yellow fever and 89.8% for polio", stated MOH.

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