Saudi Arabia: Pilgrims warned over Coronavirus, urged to wear masks

Posted on July 13, 2013 • Filed under: Expatriate Warning, Natural Disaster, Tourist Warning, Tourists ill

As reported by, health officials in Saudi Arabia have asked pilgrims visiting its holy sites to wear masks in crowded places to stop the spread of the MERS coronavirus. A list of requirements issued by the health ministry also tells elderly people or those with chronic diseases to postpone their pilgrimage. Thirty-eight people have died from the virus in Saudi Arabia. Millions of Muslims from around the world are expected to take part in the Hajj this October. Read Article

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