The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) first emerged in the Middle East and was recently discovered not only in Saudi Arabia after the last infections in this totalitarian dictatorship, but also in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as reported here.
The MERS-CoV virus was firstly discovered in a Qatari person who previously travelled to Saudi Arabia in September 2012. Then, several cases have been reported not only in Middle Eastern countries like Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, but also in Tunisia, France, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom.
After the last cases of infections with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia and the recent discovered infection of a person in the UAE, the Saudi Arabian health officials have finally issued several warnings about the spread of the deadly virus.
In detail, the health officials of the totalitarian dictatorship Saudi Arabia warned the Hajj pilgrims about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and suggested that the pilgrims should wear masks in crowded places in Saudi Arabia in order to help stopping the spread of this deadly virus and to not become the next victim of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia.
The Health Ministry of Saudi Arabia has published a new list of requirements for the Hajj pilgrims who are planning to visit the last holy sites in Saudi Arabia. As it is known, Saudi Arabia is destroying the most holy sites, religious places and historical things in order to build supermarkets, shopping centres and huge hotels. The published list of the Health Ministry of the totalitarian dictatorship Saudi Arabia has many recommendations for the Hajj pilgrims who are planning to visit Saudi Arabia.
Of course, the elderly people or those with chronic diseases were asked by the Saudi Arabian health officials to postpone their pilgrimage and this would be really better because the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) targets elderly people very often.
So far, about 38 people have died due to the infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia, while the dark figure of infections is not really known.
In the published list of recommendations and in general, the Health Ministry of Saudi Arabia also asked the citizens as well as the pilgrims to maintain public and personal hygiene standards, for example, to use a tissue when sneezing and/or coughing. This is a good advice for the people in Saudi Arabia and it would be also good to see the House of Saud to maintain such public and personal hygiene standards.
The prime season of the Hajj falls into October this year. It is to expect that, also beside the warnings, again millions of Muslims from around the world will travel to Saudi Arabia for the annual rituals of the Hajj. The Muslim pilgrims will visit the holy cities of Mecca and Medina like in every year.