Saudi Arabia detects second coronavirus case

This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus as seen under an electron miscroscope. (AFP)
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Updated 04 March 2020

Saudi Arabia detects second coronavirus case

  • Patient had travelled to the Kingdom from Iran via Bahrain with the first case announced Monday
  • Health ministry says all those who have come into contact with him have been tested

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s health ministry announced on Wednesday a second case of coronavirus in the Kingdom. 

The patient is a Saudi citizen who came from Iran via Bahrain and did not disclose that he had visited the country where more than 92 people have died according to official figures. 

The citizen had accompanied the person who was reported on Monday as the first case of coronavirus in Saudi Arabia. 

The ministry said the patient is in quarantine in hospital and that all those who have come into contact with him have been tested for coronavirus. 

The ministry added that people can call 937 if they have any queries about the virus.


Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

Updated 05 June 2020

Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

  • Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh

DUBAI: Four more repatriation flights arrived in Saudi Arabia as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to bring back stranded citizens from coronavirus hotspots, state news agency SPA reported.
Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh while another two landed in King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, bringing Saudi nationals from New York and Beirut.
All precautionary measures to contain the coronavirus spread were taken to ensure the safety of passengers, who would also be in isolation for 14 days.