Coronavirus: saudi Arabia reaches the milestone of 200 000 contaminated

Coronavirus: l’Arabie saoudite franchit le cap des 200 000 contaminés

Saudi Arabia has crossed the mark of 200 000 contaminated with novel coronavirus, announced Friday that the saudi ministry of Health a few weeks of the start of the hajj, the great pilgrimage of Mecca.

The arab country most affected in the Gulf has registered 201 801 drug whose 4193 new cases were reported Friday, and 1802 deaths in total, according to official figures.

Among persons with the disease of the COVID-19, 140 614 have healed.

To contain the pandemic of the novel coronavirus, the saudi Arabia has announced ten days ago that she would not accept that 1000 faithful living on its territory for the hajj pilgrimage planned for the end of July.

A exceptional measure in a country which usually houses at this time millions of pilgrims (2.5 million in 2019), came to a large majority of the foreign.

The pilgrimage will be limited to the faithful under 65 years of age and do not suffer from chronic diseases.

The pilgrims will be tested prior to their arrival in Mecca, the first holy place of islam, and will have to undergo a quarantine to their homes after the end of the ritual.

The rules of hygiene and distancing physics to be observed during the hajj, a pillar of islam.

The contamination cases are on the rise as well as deaths since the country eased at the end of may the movement restrictions on the territory.

The international flights remain suspended to and from saudi Arabia.

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