Man, 54, dies of MERS in Jubail

Updated 24 October 2013
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Man, 54, dies of MERS in Jubail

A Jubail citizen who had been infected with the coronavirus died two days ago in one of the city’s hospitals, bringing the death toll from the virus to 52.
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV.
The virus first appeared in Jubail last week when the 121st case in the Kingdom was reported. The Ministry of Health said in a recent statement that the 54-year-old citizen came from the Riyadh province. He had not traveled outside the Eastern and Riyadh Provinces prior to contracting the virus.
The victim had suffered several chronic diseases and was admitted to the hospital’s primary care.
This is the first case to be recorded in Jubail since the outbreak of the virus, a source at the Health Ministry confirmed.


Culture authority showcases Saudi creativity in Portugal

A variety of events reflecting Saudi Arabia’s culture will be displayed. (SPA)
Updated 18 July 2018
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Culture authority showcases Saudi creativity in Portugal

  • Arab traditions also play an important role in Saudi life
  • There will be a pavilion displayed Arabic calligraphy, where many Saudi calligraphers will provide lessons

JEDDAH: The General Culture Authority is taking part in the “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Culture and Heritage” exhibition, organized by the King Abdul Aziz Research Center (Darah) in Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, from July 18 to 20.
A variety of events reflecting the Kingdom’s culture will be displayed. These include a pavilion showing Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, the traditionally female interior wall decoration, an ancient art form considered as a key element of the identity of the region of Asir, added to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
There will also be a pavilion dedicated to Arabic calligraphy, where many Saudi calligraphers will provide lessons in the history of Arabic calligraphy and types for visitors, as well as the pavilion of Arab hospitality to introduce visitors to the hospitality of the Kingdom.