Saudi man defies Ministry’s camel warning amid MERS scareA Saudi farmer posted a video of himself hugging and kissing camels in direct defiance of medical advice and warnings by the highest health authorities in Saudi Arabia.

In the video, the local man openly challenges the acting Health Minister’s warnings and goes ahead and hugs two camels.

Despite repeated warnings against dealing with camel milk and meat, many camel farmers have openly challenged the claim that camels are the source of the much-dreaded MERS, reported local Arabic dailies.

With the MERS death toll reaching 142 as of Sunday, 11 May, the kingdom’s health authorities are faced with the formidable challenge of raising awareness about the MERS Coronavirus.