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○ The head of Saudi Arabia’s civil defence said strong winds and heavy rains had caused the collapse.
○ Mecca is currently preparing for the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage.
○ Saudi authorities began a major expansion of the site last year to increase the area of the mosque by 400,000 square metres (4.3 million square feet), to allow it to accommodate up to 2.2 million people at once.
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
○ Global Disease Outbreaks:
■ Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
■ Cases: 28,183 (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Italy)
■ Deaths: 11,306 (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, United States)
o Chikungunya Virus Disease (CHIK) – Americas
§ Suspected Cases as of 04SEP: 546,199 (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Spain, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States, US Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.)
§ Confirmed Cases: 18,109
§ Deaths as of 04SEP: 66 (Colombia, Puerto Rico, Martinique, Grenada, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Dominican Republic)
o Cholera – Tanzania
§ Cases as of 06SEP: 971
§ Deaths as of 06SEP: 13
o Novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, SARS-related)
§ Cases as of 10SEP: 1542 (Saudi Arabia (KSA), Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK), France, Tunisia, Italy, Oman, Kuwait, Yemen, Malaysia, Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Iran, Algeria, Austria, Turkey, The Philippines, Germany, China, South Korea, and the US)
§ Deaths as of 10SEP: 544 (Saudi Arabia, France, Qatar, United Kingdom, UAE, Oman, South Korea)
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (13SEP)
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