Saudi Arabia announces 2 new cases of coronavirus coming from Iran, Iraq

Saudi Arabia announces 2 new cases of coronavirus coming from Iran, Iraq
The ministry said all seven cases of coronavirus were being monitored by medical staff in an isolated hospital. (File/AFP)
Short Url
Updated 07 March 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 2 new cases of coronavirus coming from Iran, Iraq

Saudi Arabia announces 2 new cases of coronavirus coming from Iran, Iraq
  • Both women were quarantined immediately upon their arrival
  • Brings the total up to seven infections in the Kingdom

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health announced on Saturday two new cases of coronavirus coming from Iran and Iraq, bringing the total up to seven infections in the Kingdom.

Lab results confirmed the two women have the new coronavirus, COVID-19, the ministry said. One of them came from Iran through Bahrain and did not disclose at the Saudi immigration that she had been to Iran. The other woman came from Najaf in Iraq through the UAE, but did not disclose this information.

Both women were quarantined immediately upon their arrival, and were later taken to the hospital.

The ministry said all seven cases of coronavirus were being monitored by medical staff in an isolated hospital.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education suspended schools and higher education institutions in Qatif for two weeks as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.