Saudi Arabia announces 17 new cases of coronavirus

Saudi Arabia announces 17 new cases of coronavirus
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health announced 17 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday. (AFP/File Photo)
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Updated 14 March 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 17 new cases of coronavirus

Saudi Arabia announces 17 new cases of coronavirus
  • Cases included 11 citizens who had traveled to countries including Iran, Italy and the UK

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health announced 17 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday.

These cases included 11 citizens who had traveled to countries including Iran, Italy and the UK.

Four other citizens and an American resident were infected after coming into contact with previously reported cases.

A French resident who had traveled to France via the UAE has also been infected, the ministry said.

The new cases bring the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 103, with two recoveries. 

Meanwhile, the Kingdom’s Embassy in the Philippines evacuated around 250 Saudi citizens from Manila airport on Saturday.