Coronavirus spread to Jeddah officially a rumor

A girl wearing a mask looks out a car window as rain drops are seen in Taif, in this file photo. (REUTERS)
Updated 22 November 2017
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Coronavirus spread to Jeddah officially a rumor

JEDDAH: The Directorate of Health Affairs in Jeddah declared, according to Al-Hayat, that the recent news circulating on social media about the spread of coronavirus to Jeddah and a number of victims in private hospitals are nothing but rumors.

The directorate rebuffed these allegations saying: “We would like to assure you, nobody is infected in Jeddah.”

The directorate added: “All information about the coronavirus infection will be announced on the official site of the Health Ministry, daily updated and providing the most recent statistics and information.”


Arab coalition continues to aid those affected by cyclone Luban in Yemen's Al-Mahra province

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Arab coalition continues to aid those affected by cyclone Luban in Yemen's Al-Mahra province

RIYADH: Arab Coalition spokesperson said they have made great efforts to help the people of Al-Mahra province in Yemen in the aftermath of tropical cyclone Luban.
Col. Turki Al-Maliki said they have allocated 10 helicopters and are continuing land and air relief efforts to assist the people of Al-Mahra.
He added that 60 members of Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense forces have been dispatched to help mitigate the impact of cyclone Luban.
“The Yemeni National Army continues to liberate sites under militia control,” he said, adding that the “coalition’s efforts are continuous at all levels to support the Yemeni people.”
He point out that there are 22 fully operational relief ports in Yemen, calling on the Yemeni people to communicate with the coalition to facilitate the delivery of aid.
Col. Al-Maliki also said militia elements are using mosques as weapons depots.