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Mers caution given to haj goers

Published on Aug 31, 2014 6:35 AM

Muslims going on the haj this year are urged to take precautions in the light of the health situation in Saudi Arabia.

"Pilgrims should be vigilant, take care of their health, observe good hygiene and consult the doctor immediately if they are not well," said the head of the Singapore delegation, Mr Raja Mohamad Maiden.

Speaking at a pre-departure briefing held yesterday at the Singapore Expo, he said that these precautions are necessary in the light of the outbreak of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers).

Mr Maiden also said that this year's 680 pilgrims should observe the Health Ministry's travel advisory.

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