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Ebola casts shadow over Hajj

Concerned over the possible spread of the virus, Saudi Arabia bans pilgrims from worst-hit countries.

    Saudi Arabia's police and government authorities are concerned about the possible spread of the Ebola virus, as Hajj, the annual pilgrimage by Muslims to Mecca, begins.

    A visa ban has been instituted on pilgrims coming from the worst-hit countries, primarily Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Arafat, Saudi Arabia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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