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Religious tourism and mass religious gatherings — the potential link in the spread of COVID-19. Current perspective and future implications

Mubarak, Naeem and Zin, Che Suraya (2020) Religious tourism and mass religious gatherings — the potential link in the spread of COVID-19. Current perspective and future implications. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 36. pp. 1-2. ISSN 1477-8939 E-ISSN 1873-0442

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Abstract

COVID-19 has exposed the fragility and preparedness of healthcare systems around the globe. Various countries have widely adopted preventive measures, such as social distancing, face masks, frequent hand wash/sanitizer and lock downs. The pandemic with shifting epicentres from Wuhan to Iran and Italy presents two relevant questions for any next outbreak or epicentre in future: a) How did COVID-19 travel from one country to another? b) To what extent are countries prepared in context of preventive measures in mass gatherings in future?

Item Type: Article (Letter)
Additional Information: 4127/81698
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religious tourism,mass religious gatherings, COVID-19, Current perspective, future implications
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Che Suraya Haji Mohd Zin
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2020 12:19
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2020 15:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81698

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