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Number of Turkish pilgrims in Saudi Arabia reaches 314,464
Number of Turkish pilgrims in Saudi Arabia reaches 314,464

Saudi Arabia Health Ministry assigned 20,000 employees to serve the pilgrims in Mecca and Medina.

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The number of the Turkish pilgrims arrived Saudi Arabia has reached 314,464 as the pilgrimage season begins.

Saudi Arabia Health Ministry assigned 20,000 employees to serve the pilgrims in Mecca and Medina.

The Ministry of Pilgrimage authorities said on Tuesday that 30,000 pilgrims came only via Medina airport on Monday and 101,897 pilgrims came to Mecca after visiting Prophet Mohammed's holy tomb in Medina.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Abdullah Al Rabia, said that health officials were present to serve the pilgrims free of charge 7/24 in Medina and Jeddah airports, in Mecca and around Kaaba and added that pilgrims were quite healthy compared to previous years.

He said that they were scanning the pilgrims for coronavirus but there had not been an alarming situation regarding the epidemics, adding that they take care of all incidences, especially yellow fever, meningitis, seasonal flu, polio and botulism.

It was announced that a fully-equipped hospital with 263 beds was prepared in Arafat and 8 fully equipped-hospitals would provide service in Mecca.



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