Seven MERS cases surface in Al-Ahsa

Updated 29 October 2015
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Seven MERS cases surface in Al-Ahsa

RIYADH: The Ministry of Health (MoH) reported seven new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases in the Al-Ahsa region on Tuesday.
MoH spokesman Faisal Al-Zahrani told Arab News on Wednesday that health officials were able to spot the disease immediately under the epidemiological survey carried out by the ministry.
“All seven cases were diagnosed positive on Tuesday night,” Al-Zahrani said, adding that the patients were from one primary case. One of the seven is a nurse working in one of the hospitals in the region.
All the affected have been transferred to Al-Mana General Hospital in Al-Ahsa, which is part of the private group of hospitals. They have been isolated for health safety purposes, the spokesman said.
As a precautionary measure, the MoH has alerted all hospitals in the region to be vigilant about the spread of new cases. Accordingly, they have been requested to report them to the ministry after following the preliminary regulations on admitting such patients.


Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience. (SPA)
Updated 16 February 2019
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Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

  • The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday

JEDDAH: It is one of the most demanding skills in modern combat.
Now visitors to a military exhibition in Tabuk will get the chance to command a fighter plane and take part in a simulated air battle.
The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday.
An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience of fighter pilots taking off and joining in supersonic aerial combat.