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Spike in respiratory cases feared as massive sandstorm hits Jeddah

A dim view of Jeddah amid a raging sandstorm on Monday. (SPA)
Dust clouds the view of Jeddah's corniche amid a raging sandstorm. (SPA)
JEDDAH: The director of health affairs in Jeddah urged residents to take precautionary measures amid a raging dust storm in the city and nearby places on Monday.
Dr. Mubarak bin Hassan Asiri urged those who have to go out of their homes to wear medical masks, especially those with asthma and other respiratory ailments.
Mubarak also warned health facilities to be prepared to receive emergency cases of respiratory patients.
“Follow the doctor's instructions and the use of prescribed drugs to avoid complications,” the doctor said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

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