Saudi Arabia announces three more cases of coronavirus 

Saudi Arabia announces three more cases of coronavirus 
Saudi medical staff carry out tests on people entering the Kingdom via a land border. (Saudi Health Ministry)
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Updated 05 March 2020

Saudi Arabia announces three more cases of coronavirus 

Saudi Arabia announces three more cases of coronavirus 
  • New cases brings the total number of coronavirus infections in the Kingdom to five
  • Cases include a man who traveled from Iran via Kuwait, who then passed it to his wife

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s health ministry announced three new cases of coronavirus in the Kingdom on Thursday.

A man who traveled from Iran via Kuwait has been infected and passed the illness to his wife. He did not tell authorities of his visit to Iran on his arrival in the Kingdom, the ministry said.

Another citizen who came from Iran via Bahrain has also been infected. He traveled in the same vehicle as the first and second cases of coronavirus that were announced in the Kingdom on Monday and Wednesday respectively. 

This brings the total number of coronavirus cases in the Kingdom to five.

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The ministry urged all those who have traveled to places affected by the virus to ring 937 in order to ensure their health and the health of their families. It added that early disclosure of content with infected people will help to contain the virus. 

It assured all citizens and residents that the five coronavirus cases have been quarantined in hospital and all those who have come into contact with them have been tested for coronavirus. 

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

Saudi Arabia’s health ministry also announced on Thursday that one of the Saudi women who had been infected with coronavirus in Bahrain has recovered and is now out of quarantine. 

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