Via The National: Adihex camel auction not Mers risk to visitors. Excerpt:
ABU DHABI // All safety precautions will be taken to ensure camels due to be auctioned at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition are healthy and free of Mers, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
Organisers of the exhibition, Adihex, which will be held from September 10-13, have stressed the health of the animals involved will be thoroughly checked and members of the public will not come into contact with any of the camels.
“In an auction no one gets close to the camels and I don’t think there will be any risks involved,” said Abdulla bin Butti Al Qubaisi. “In Adihex itself the camel activities are very small and all the animals come from the very professional camel hospital in Sweihan. The doctors there are making sure that none of the animals in the auction are affected.”
Mr Al Qubaisi said education sessions will be held at Adihex to raise awareness about the risks associated with Mers.
“Of course we are preparing a show and awareness session and educational area for people to know more about the coronavirus and the impact of the virus on our cultural heritage that relates to camels and camel activities.
“All precautions that can be taken will be done. People are concerned, and of course that is why we need to hold the education sessions,” he said.