Hajj officials vigilant over MERS

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Authorities are taking extra precautions over people’s health at the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah. There have been fears that the high number of pilgrims would prove an ideal breeding ground for the coronavirus known as MERS. The virus was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012, and has currently killed 58 people, though no cases have been reported at this year’s Hajj.

(Al Jazeera English YouTube channel)

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