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As 4,600 Thai Pilgrims Arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj Season, Doctor Suggests How to Avoid Illnesses

31 July 2017 (Readers 308)

 
The 2017 Hajj season in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, will start on 30 August, and Muslim pilgrims from around the world continue to arrive from their home countries, including Thai Muslims from many provinces, especially from the South of Thailand. The Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Interior, reported that 8,833 Thai pilgrims have applied for the Hajj visa process this year, and more than 4,600 pilgrims have safely arrived in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
 
Mr. Parinya Prayadsap, Head of the office of Hajj organization for Thailand in Madinah, stated that the operation team was ready to assist all Thai pilgrims traveling from the airport into the city by cooperation with the Thai embassy in Riyadh and the Thai Consulate General in Jeddah to prevent any travel problems.

Meanwhile, Dr. Virul Pornpatkul, Head of the Thai Hajj Medical Office, suggested that all Thai pilgrims keep healthy by wearing a mask whenever they are outside, to protect themselves against dust in the air and airborne diseases. He also reminded pilgrims that they must drink enough water to prevent heatstroke, because of the high temperature in Madinah and Mecca, which is now approximately
47 degrees.
 
 
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