Reaching 72 degrees…Saudi Health warns pilgrims of the dangers of exposure to high temperature surfaces in the Holy Sites

Written By Mark

The Saudi Ministry of Health warned pilgrims of the dangers of exposure to high surface temperatures in the Holy Sites, which reach 72 degrees Celsius in some mountainous areas.

The Ministry of Health, in a statement reported by the Saudi News Agency (SPA) today, Thursday, alerted pilgrims that exposure to sunlight for long periods poses a great danger to their health, noting that this year’s Hajj season comes with high temperatures in Mecca, which is the greatest difficulty facing them. Pilgrims encounter it.

The Ministry called on pilgrims to always use umbrellas to avoid direct exposure to the sun, drink water in sufficient quantities throughout the day, even if they do not feel thirsty, adhere to all health instructions and advice, and avoid going out and being exposed to the sun’s rays or walking on or touching surfaces during peak hours.