MERS kills Saudi woman, 81

Updated 07 June 2013
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MERS kills Saudi woman, 81

The Health Ministry yesterday announced the death of an 81-year-old Saudi woman due to MERS, a SARS-like virus, at a hospital in Al-Ahsa in the Eastern Province.
“She was admitted in the second week of May. It was there where she tested positive for MERS, or Middle East Respitory Syndrome Coronavirus,” a source told Arab News. “She did not want to be admitted because the hospital has been known for admitting patients positive for coronavirus.”
The source added that the victim had earlier consulted another hospital in Al-Ahsa on May 15 because she was suffering from fever and cough.
The ministry said the latest death brings the death toll in the Kingdom to 25. It added that 40 people are suffering from the disease in the Kingdom.


Thunderstorms and winds expected in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Bahah region

Updated 21 April 2018
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Thunderstorms and winds expected in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Bahah region

  • Thunderstorms and surface winds will affect Al-Bahah until 18:00 Saudi Arabia Standard Time (SAST).

London: Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection stated on Saturday that the Al-Bahah region will experience thunderstorms and surface winds until 18:00 Saudi Arabia Standard Time (SAST).
Areas affected include Baljurashi, Al-Mandaq, and Al-Aqiq.
The Saudi General Directorate of Civil Defense advised people to stay away from valleys and streams, and to take the necessary precautions.