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US State Department praises Saudi counter-terrorism efforts

Washington, (IINA) – The US State Department praised Saudi counter-terrorism efforts in its annual report on terrorism for 2016, released on Thursday.Saudi Arabia continued to maintain a strong counterterrorism relationship with the US and supported en…

Saudi Arabia announces vaccination rules for Hajj 2017

Riyadh (IINA) – Saudi Arabia has issued the vaccination and health requirements for pilgrims applying for Hajj visas, according to a Ministry of Health official.

The requirements for this year focus on the likes of the Zika virus, dengue, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS), yellow fever, cholera, meningitis, polio and vaccination against seasonal influenza.

Vaccination against meningitis is mandatory for all local and foreign pilgrims. The flu vaccine is not compulsory, but it is desirable to take it considering the climate and susceptibility of pilgrims.

The official advised high-risk patients � those with ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, and renal problems � to take the flu vaccine, which will help them perform their Hajj and Umrah rituals without problems.

In accordance with the International Health Regulations from 2005, travellers arriving from countries at risk of yellow fever transmission must present a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate. The life-long certificate is valid from 10 days after the vaccination date.

Aircraft, ships, and other means of transportation coming from countries affected by yellow fever are requested to submit a certificate indicating that they applied disinfection in accordance with methods recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Regardless of age and vaccination status, proof of receipt of a dose of oral polio vaccine, or inactivated polio vaccine, within the previous 12 months and at least four weeks prior to departure, is required to apply for an entry visa to Saudi Arabia for travellers arriving from countries including Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

The polio vaccine is also required of pilgrims from states no longer affected by the infectious disease, but which remain vulnerable to reinfection. These include Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Guinea, Laos, Madagascar, Myanmar, Niger, Ukraine, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Dominique Legros, a WHO cholera expert, said in Geneva last week that the Kingdom has taken adequate preventive measures to combat communicable diseases during the annual pilgrimage.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent out circulars to all its missions abroad regarding the rules.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

Saudi Arabia announces vaccination rules for Hajj 2017

Riyadh (IINA) – Saudi Arabia has issued the vaccination and health requirements for pilgrims applying for Hajj visas, according to a Ministry of Health official.

The requirements for this year focus on the likes of the Zika virus, dengue, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS), yellow fever, cholera, meningitis, polio and vaccination against seasonal influenza.

Vaccination against meningitis is mandatory for all local and foreign pilgrims. The flu vaccine is not compulsory, but it is desirable to take it considering the climate and susceptibility of pilgrims.

The official advised high-risk patients � those with ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, and renal problems � to take the flu vaccine, which will help them perform their Hajj and Umrah rituals without problems.

In accordance with the International Health Regulations from 2005, travellers arriving from countries at risk of yellow fever transmission must present a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate. The life-long certificate is valid from 10 days after the vaccination date.

Aircraft, ships, and other means of transportation coming from countries affected by yellow fever are requested to submit a certificate indicating that they applied disinfection in accordance with methods recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Regardless of age and vaccination status, proof of receipt of a dose of oral polio vaccine, or inactivated polio vaccine, within the previous 12 months and at least four weeks prior to departure, is required to apply for an entry visa to Saudi Arabia for travellers arriving from countries including Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

The polio vaccine is also required of pilgrims from states no longer affected by the infectious disease, but which remain vulnerable to reinfection. These include Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Guinea, Laos, Madagascar, Myanmar, Niger, Ukraine, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Dominique Legros, a WHO cholera expert, said in Geneva last week that the Kingdom has taken adequate preventive measures to combat communicable diseases during the annual pilgrimage.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent out circulars to all its missions abroad regarding the rules.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

China Calls Pakistan’s CPEC Fastest and Most Effective of BRI Projects

ISLAMABAD � China says its large economic collaboration program with Pakistan has entered the stage of early harvest”, making it the fastest and most effective” among all projects in Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, or BRI.

President Xi Jinping launched …

National, provincial Muslim groups in Canada welcome Alberta government’s efforts to tackle racism

Ottawa (IINA) – National and provincial Muslim organisations in Canada welcomed the government of Alberta’s recent announcement of a concerted effort to identify “practical steps the government can take to help Albertans who experience racism.”In an op…

Uighur Activists: Detained Students Moved to Cairo Prison

LONDON � Egyptian authorities transferred scores of detained students from China’s Uighur community to a massive prison complex in Cairo on Wednesday for interrogation alongside Chinese officials, students and activists from the ethnic minority said.

Egypt appears to be assisting …

Gunmen Kill 4 Members Of Shi’ite Family In Pakistan

Gunmen have shot and killed four members of a Shi’ite family and their driver in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Baluchistan, officials said.

Local police officials said the drive-by shooting took place on July 19 in the town of Mastung, about …