ADVERTISEMENT

NACHON urges Nigerian pilgrims to avoid direct sunlight over health risks

NAN reports that on Saturday morning, pilgrims will proceed from Mina to the plain of Arafat for the major ritual of standing.

NACHON urges Nigerian pilgrims to avoid direct sunlight over health risks

The Executive Chairman of NAHCON, Malam Jalal Arabi, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday in Mina, a valley located eight kilometres South-East of the city of Mecca.

NAN reports that this year’s hajj is taking place in sweltering temperatures that test the endurance of worshipers during the mostly outdoor rituals.

He implored the pilgrims to always seek shade whenever possible to avoid direct sunlight.

ADVERTISEMENT

Arabi said, ”It is important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, even if they do not feel thirsty.

” Pilgrims are also advised to pay close attention to all health advisories and instructions provided by the medical team.

” To limit sun exposure, pilgrims should avoid going outside during peak heat. They should also stay cool by refraining from walking on or touching hot surfaces like rooftops.”

Meanwhile, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health has issued a heat advisory for the pilgrims in the wake of scorching surface temperatures, which pose a significant health risk.

The ministry highlighted the intense heat in Makkah as a major challenge for the hajj, adding that prolonged sun exposure could be dangerous.

ADVERTISEMENT

NAN reports that on Saturday morning, pilgrims will proceed from Mina to the plain of Arafat for the major ritual of standing.

Spanning approximately 33 square kilometres, Arafat hosts over two million pilgrims each year.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

I'm not afraid of any legal action - Bayo Onanuga dares Peter Obi to sue him

I'm not afraid of any legal action - Bayo Onanuga dares Peter Obi to sue him

APC accuses Peter Obi of inciting Nigerians against Tinubu with false narrative

APC accuses Peter Obi of inciting Nigerians against Tinubu with false narrative

Black Pelican Group celebrates 20 years of providing total interior solutions

Black Pelican Group celebrates 20 years of providing total interior solutions

Otedola defends Dangote, seeks govt’s support for local investors

Otedola defends Dangote, seeks govt’s support for local investors

Is Gov Lawal linked with video indicting Matawalle of terrorism? Detail emerge

Is Gov Lawal linked with video indicting Matawalle of terrorism? Detail emerge

Matawalle refutes bandit kingpin's allegation of fueling terrorism

Matawalle refutes bandit kingpin's allegation of fueling terrorism

Middle belt youths told to back out of planned protest against Tinubu's govt

Middle belt youths told to back out of planned protest against Tinubu's govt

Peter Obi sues Bayo Onanuga for ₦5bn over mob action claim

Peter Obi sues Bayo Onanuga for ₦5bn over mob action claim

We'll manage protest professionally - IGP promises response to Aug 1 protest

We'll manage protest professionally - IGP promises response to Aug 1 protest

Pulse Sports

Usain Bolt shuts down Noah Lyles's bullish character speaking with Nigerian legendary footballer Mikel Obi

Usain Bolt shuts down Noah Lyles's bullish character speaking with Nigerian legendary footballer Mikel Obi

Osimhen to get ₦7 billion salary increment with PSG move

Osimhen to get ₦7 billion salary increment with PSG move

Bukayo Saka and Kanu model Lagos-themed Arsenal away jersey for the 2024/25 season

Bukayo Saka and Kanu model Lagos-themed Arsenal away jersey for the 2024/25 season

Michelle Alozie Net Worth: Age, Profile, Career, Salary, Husband, How Rich is she in 2024?

Michelle Alozie Net Worth: Age, Profile, Career, Salary, Husband, How Rich is she in 2024?

Racism storm rocks Chelsea as players UNFOLLOW Enzo Fernández on Instagram

Racism storm rocks Chelsea as players UNFOLLOW Enzo Fernández on Instagram

Nigeria abandon 2-Time AFCON winner, eye move for former England manager to replace Finidi George

Nigeria abandon 2-Time AFCON winner, eye move for former England manager to replace Finidi George

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT