Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has announced that no epidemic cases have been reported during Hajj season so far. Minister of Health Tawfiq Al Rabiah said that the health situation of pilgrims is good with no epidemic cases recorded so far, the Saudi Arabia Press Agency reported. He highlighted plans have been carried out in association with other countries to ensure the safety of pilgrims, Xinhua reported.
“There are more than 2 million pilgrims from over 102 countries who gather together within limited areas, and therefore, it is necessary for the Hajj season to be free of contagious diseases,” he added. The General Authority for Statistics said in a statement on Saudi Press Agency on Saturday that foreign pilgrims reached 1,855,027 and domestic pilgrims totalled 632,133 until 9 am local time. (IANS)
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