The Ministry of Health reports 17 new cases of coronavirus


Today, the Ministry of Health has announced 17 new cases of the new Corona virus (Covid 19).

The ministry explained that the first case of a citizen who was in contact with a previously reported case of infection was isolated in a health facility in Riyadh. The second case of a resident coming from Portugal via Turkey, was isolated in a health facility in Riyadh.

The Ministry of Health said that the third case of a citizen coming from Iran via the Sultanate of Oman, is currently isolated in a health facility in Al-Ahsa. The fourth case of a citizen coming from Turkey via Lebanon, where she spent 5 days in Lebanon, and had symptoms from the night she arrived in Lebanon, after spending 6 days before her in Turkey, and was isolated in a health facility in the city of Jeddah.

The Ministry indicated that the fifth and sixth cases of two Saudi women coming from Iraq, who are isolated in quarantine in the Qatif governorate, are without symptoms.

The ministry added that there are 11 new cases of Egyptian nationality, they are in quarantine in Mecca, and they have no symptoms, and they are from the same group, in contact with the Egyptian visitor, which was announced during the past days.

She stated that with the addition of the 17 new cases of infection, the total number of registered cases of the new Corona virus in the Kingdom will be 62 cases, all of which are in isolation, and health care is being provided to them according to the approved procedures. Also yesterday, the Ministry of Health announced the recovery of the first case of the new Corona virus.

The Ministry called on everyone who was in countries where the new Coronavirus is spread, to immediately contact the Health Connect 937 center.

She also called for the necessity of communicating with her in the event of any person’s desire to inquire about the virus, stressing that information be taken from its official sources, and not to be drawn into the rumors.


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