Saudi Health Ministry Urges Hajj Pilgrims to Use Umbrellas to Avoid Sunstroke

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health emphasized on Friday the importance of using sun umbrellas to prevent sunstroke during the Hajj. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health emphasized on Friday the importance of using sun umbrellas to prevent sunstroke during the Hajj. (SPA)
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Saudi Health Ministry Urges Hajj Pilgrims to Use Umbrellas to Avoid Sunstroke

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health emphasized on Friday the importance of using sun umbrellas to prevent sunstroke during the Hajj. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health emphasized on Friday the importance of using sun umbrellas to prevent sunstroke during the Hajj. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health emphasized on Friday the importance of using sun umbrellas to prevent sunstroke during the Hajj, warning of the high temperatures expected in Makkah this year.

The ministry has been sending awareness and guidance messages to pilgrims, stressing the significance of umbrellas for protection from sunstroke, particularly during the peak temperatures between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The National Center of Meteorology has issued warnings about the anticipated high temperatures, which can lead to sunstroke and thermal shocks.

Given the weather conditions, pilgrims are also advised to stay indoors during peak hours, drink plenty of water, and rest to avoid heat exhaustion, especially for worshippers in Arafat.



Saudi Not Involved in Targeting Hodeidah in Yemen, Says Ministry of Defense

Saudi Flag / File/Reuters
Saudi Flag / File/Reuters
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Saudi Not Involved in Targeting Hodeidah in Yemen, Says Ministry of Defense

Saudi Flag / File/Reuters
Saudi Flag / File/Reuters

Saudi Arabia is not linked to or participating in targeting Hodeidah in Yemen, Ministry of Defense spokesperson Turki al-Malki said on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia will not allow its airspace to be infiltrated by any party, he added.