MAKKAH, 14 August 2019 (NNT) - Acting Major Youthana Chowduree, chief of Thai Hajj Affairs Office summarized the organization’s work for 2019 Hajj. There are currently 8,442 Thai pilgrims and among them are 34 individuals who received medical assistance from doctors and nurses from the Ministry of Public Health. There are 2 patients who are yet to leave the hospital and 2 deceased.
For travel, the first flight took off on August 4, 2019 and the last flight was on August 6, 2019. The service providers of these flights are Thai Airways and Saudi Airlines. For return to Thailand, the first flight will take off on August 17, 2019 and the last returning flight is scheduled on September 12, 2019.
The biggest highlight of Hajj this year is that Thailand had the youngest pilgrim, a 6-year-old child, and the eldest pilgrim, a 102-year-old lady. Moreover, it rained during Wuquf in Arafah, which had not happened for over 10 years. At the moment, although the operation has officially ended, the officials will remain active to accommodate pilgrims’ return to Thailand safely. Lastly, Acting Major Youthana wished good health and a Halal Hajj back home for all of the pilgrims.