اجعلنا صفحة البداية RSS خدمة Add to favorite Facebook Twitter

Advanced

Health Ministry advises Palestinians against Hajj trip
Published Sunday 04/05/2014 (updated) 06/05/2014 20:03
Font- Font+
An Asian worker and Saudi policeman wear mouth and nose masks
while on duty at the King Fahad stadium in Riyadh on April 22, 2014
(AFP/File Fayez Nureldine)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority has advised those planning to travel to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj pilgrimage in 2014 to postpone their trip due to the presence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in the country.

Asaad Ramlawi, director-general of the primary healthcare department, said Friday that especially children under 12, pregnant woman, people over 65, and people with chronic diseases should avoid traveling to Saudi Arabia this year.

As of yet, there have been no cases of MERS reported in Palestine, Ramlawi said.

According to the World Health Organization's most recent statistics, 254 cases of MERS have been diagnosed since the virus was discovered in 2012.

At least 93 people have died as a result of the disease, the WHO says.
Print
1 ) Mel / USA
05/05/2014 17:05
Maybe Palestinians should BOYCOTT the custodians of Mecca/Medina this year anyway,seeing as Riyadh funded the coup on Egypt's M/B govt & the Mubarakite(Sisi)military-junta(funded by USG &Riyadh)has helped Israel in its COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT of nearly 2 MILLION civilians in Gaza by strengthening the siege at Rafah crossing(except for intermittent openings for a few lucky ones).Everyone else go back home &come back tomorrow,or tomorrow,or to...........
Name Country
Comment
Characters
Note: Comments will be reviewed for appropriate content. Click here for more details.

Share/Bookmark

Son: Israel shells house of Hamas political leader Haniyeh
Israeli shelling on Jabaliya kills 5, injures 40
Israeli shelling on Khan Younis kills 5

Close Next Previous
All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2014