The Saudi Ministry of Health announced, on Thursday, the emergence of laboratory results confirming the infection of a couple with the new coronavirus COVID19 as the husband was coming from Iran through the State of Kuwait, and he did not disclose at the Saudi port about his visit to Iran, and transmit the infection to his wife.
The laboratory results also revealed the positive of another sample of a citizen coming from Iran, via the Kingdom of Bahrain, and facilities in the same vehicle for the first and second cases previously announced. For the total to date, 5 cases, all of which were source of infection from Iran.
The monitoring of these cases comes as a result of the effectiveness of the epidemiological investigation that is applied according to the highest scientific standards.
The ministry added in its statement: “The ministry reassures everyone that the cases are currently isolated in the hospital, and that they are being dealt with and providing the health service in accordance with the approved health procedures.”
“In addition, all contacts of the injured people were counted, and samples were taken from them for examination by the National Center for Disease Prevention and Control, and all results will be announced as soon as the examination is completed,” according to the statement.
Healing an infected citizen
The Ministry of Health also announced the recovery of a Saudi female citizen infected with the new Corona virus, which was announced among the cases infected with the virus in the Kingdom of Bahrain, where all medical examinations and procedures have been completed, and she is currently in good health and has gone out of medical isolation.
The Ministry of Health confirmed its follow-up to the health status of the rest of the injured women until their recovery, reaffirming to everyone the importance of disclosing the countries they visited before they came to the Kingdom.
Health called on all those who were in areas affected by the virus to immediately contact the “Health Communicator 937” center in order to preserve the safety of them and the families of those around them from the transmission of infection, and the health confirmed that early disclosure of contact with contributors to contain the spread of the virus.
Health said, “It provides all information and advice about dealing with the new Corona virus through social media and also by specialist doctors on the number 937.”
Health stressed that taking the information from its official sources and not getting bogged down behind the rumors.