Saudi Arabia suspends Hajj visas for West Africa over Ebola

FOLLOWING the death of Ebola virus disease victim that died in Jeddah after he went on a business trip to Sierra Leone, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia yesterday suspended pilgrimage visas from West African countries.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Saudi authorities confirmed the infection after tests were conducted on samples from the victim which were certified EVD symptoms of “viral hemorrhagic fever”.

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The Saudi Health Ministry also stated that it was working to trace the man travel’s route and identify those he had contact with.