No cases of epidemics or quarantine diseases among pilgrims, says Health Ministry

No cases of epidemics or quarantine diseases among pilgrims, says Health Ministry

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health confirmed that it has not recorded any cases of epidemics or quarantine diseases among pilgrims and that the health situation is reassuring.

The Ministry said in a statement that it focuses on the precautionary aspects of pilgrims, and follows developments and changes in the global health situation, in cooperation with the World Health Organization and international health authorities, such as international disease control centers.

The Ministry pointed out that it has taken many precautionary measures, including the issuance of mandatory health requirements for pilgrims in Hajj season according to global epidemiological variables.

The Ministry also noted that it has provided precautionary services to 257,981 pilgrims coming through health outlets since 1/11/1440 AH. The general percentage of the commitment of pilgrims to precautionary vaccines to date is 87.4%, for Meningitis, 67.3% for yellow fever and 95.3% for poliomyelitis.