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MOH urges Elderly, Pregnant Women, People with Chronic Diseases to postpone Umrah

Published 27 Aug 2009
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MOH urges Elderly, Pregnant Women, People with Chronic Diseases to postpone Umrah
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Riyadh -The Saudi Ministry of Health has urged people with chronic diseases, pregnant women, children under 12 and the elderly aged up to 65, to postpone pilgrimage and Umrah for fear of contracting H1N1 virus.
The Ministry, according to Saudi Press Agency,  said in a bulletin issued in this regard that chronic diseases include heart, liver and kidney disease, diabetes, HIV, chronic neurological disease, obesity, metabolic diseases, sickle cell disease, and chronic lung diseases including asthma.

Last Modified Date: 10/02/2013 - 4:35 PM Saudi Arabia Time

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