Monday, June 17, 2024

Saudi Arabia Advises Citizens Against Travelling to Two African Countries

According to the official news agency, “SPA,” the Saudi Public Health Authority, “Prevention,” advised on Friday against nationals of the Kingdom travelling to two countries in Africa because of the spread of the Marburg virus in those nations.

“With reference to what was announced by the health authorities in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the United Republic of Tanzania regarding monitoring an outbreak of Marburg virus disease, (Weqaya) recommends avoiding traveling to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the United Republic of Tanzania.”

This recommendation, according to the source, is valid only until “the disease is controlled,” and the source advised Saudi citizens living in the two nations to follow the preventive measures issued by the Ministry of Health and the Public Health Authority and follow the instructions of the local health authorities.

According to the statement, the ministry is keeping a careful eye on the situation in these two nations because the sickness is extremely contagious and has a 60–80% mortality rate.

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