Woman, 83, dies of MERS in Jubail

Updated 29 October 2013

Woman, 83, dies of MERS in Jubail

An 83-year-old woman in Jubail has died of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infection, the second to be recorded in eastern city in a week.
This brings to 53 the death toll from MERS in the Kingdom.
The victim had suffered several chronic diseases and was admitted to the hospital’s primary care a month ago.
Khalid Marghalani, the Health Ministry's spokesman, said the victim became infected from another MERS patient admitted in the same hospital.
The ministry issued a statement on Monday saying that there are three new cases of MERS in the Eastern Province.
According to the statement, a 54-year-old resident working for the health sector who suffered from chronic diseases and a 49-year-old citizen have also been infected.
Both have been hospitalized.


King Salman’s guests laud Hajj facilities

They paid tribute to the guest program, which allowed them to visit the sacred places, historical sites and Islamic landmarks in Makkah and Madinah, all at the expense of King Salman. (SPA)
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King Salman’s guests laud Hajj facilities

  • There were 634,379 domestic pilgrims, of whom 67 percent were non-Saudi

MADINAH: A number of guests from Tunisia and Morocco, who also came as part of the program, lauded the efforts and services provided them during the season.
In statements to the Saudi Press Agency, they admired the projects in the Two Holy Mosques and the holy sites, citing them as evidence of the Kingdom’s dedication to pilgrims and its keenness to help them worship in comfort.
They paid tribute to the guest program, which allowed them to visit the sacred places, historical sites and Islamic landmarks in Makkah and Madinah, all at the expense of King Salman.
There were 2,489,406 pilgrims at this year’s Hajj, according to the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT), and 1,855,027 of them came from outside the Kingdom. There were 634,379 domestic pilgrims, of whom 67 percent were non-Saudi.