Saudi Arabia detects second coronavirus case

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

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 royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims
Updated 19 January 2021

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims
  • At least 56 people were killed and 820 injured in the quake that left 15,000 people displaced

RIYADH: The Saudi King and Crown Prince have offered their condolences to President Joko Widodo of Indonesia after an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Sulawesi island on Friday, state news agency SPA reported.

According to the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) at least 56 people were killed and 820 injured in the quake that left 15,000 people displaced.

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered their sympathy to the families of those killed and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.