Saudi health ministry says pilgrims’ health situation ‘reassuring’

Saudi health ministry says pilgrims’ health situation ‘reassuring’
Muslim pilgrims arrive at King Abdulaziz International Airport on July 7, 2019, prior to the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca. July 2019 file photo (AFP)
Updated 14 July 2019

Saudi health ministry says pilgrims’ health situation ‘reassuring’

Saudi health ministry says pilgrims’ health situation ‘reassuring’
  • The ministry statement said that it was reassured by the general good health of pilgrims
  • The statement said that a large number of pilgrims were vaccinated against a number of diseases

DUBAI: There are no cases of epidemics or diseases that would require quarantine conditions among pilgrims, the Saudi Ministry of Health said in a statement.

The ministry statement added that it was reassured by the general good health of pilgrims, but that it would continue to monitor the situation as pilgrims arrived during the Hajj season.

The statement added that a large number of pilgrims were vaccinated against a number of diseases, including  87.4 percent for meningitis, 67.3 percent for yellow fever and 95.3 percent for polio.