Saudi Arabia has placed a short lived ban on Umrah pilgrims in an effort to make sure public safety for preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs during a tweet said, “Entry to the country for the aim of Umrah (pilgrimage) and/or visiting the Prophet’s mosque in Medina is temporarily suspended. #CoronaVirus”. The statement further says, “Saudi Arabia is suspending entry into the dominion with tourist visas for those coming from countries during which the new coronavirus (COVID-19) may be a danger”.
The health authorities within the Saudi Kingdom is closely monitoring the spread of Coronavirus. The move from the Saudi government follows the confirmation of two coronavirus cases in Pakistan on Wednesday evening. All airlines had directed to tell their passengers to attend for further orders.
In addition, Saudi nationals and citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council nations won’t be ready to use a national card to visit and from the dominion for the nonce . Exceptions to the present shall be granted to Saudis returning home.
These measures come at a time when there has been an increase in the number of cases in the Middle East. Mostly Umrah pilgrims belong to the center Eastern countries. Most of the individuals infected had travelled from Iran which has the very best reported price after China.
Coronavirus spreading widely around the world
The coronavirus outbreak has already killed quite 2,700 people, most of them in China. So far the Corona Virus has spread to around 29 countries and confirmed cases of corona virus has risen above 80,000 around the globe.
The coronavirus is believed to possess originated during a market selling wildlife within the Chinese city of Wuhan. The situation is alarming in most of the center Eastern countries. However, several European countries also announced more than 300 cases in the region.
Most of the cases are reported from Italy. It is the most infected region in Europe, representing a 25% surge in the last 24 hours. Also on Wednesday, WHO said that for the first time the virus was spreading faster outside China.
Symptoms of Coronavirus
The virus can cause pneumonia. People effected have reported to suffer coughs, fever and breathing difficulties. In severe cases there can be organ failure. The antiviral drugs against flu won’t add this case. Recovery depends on the strength of the system .
Precautions for Corona Virus:
- Wash your hands with soap with clean and running water.
- Cover your mouth with a tissue, once you cough or sneeze.
- Face masks offer some protection as they block liquid droplets.
- Avoid eating raw or under-cooked animal products. Exercise care when handling meat , milk or animal organs.
- Drink plenty of water.