The Saudi Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday the monitoring and registration of 67 new cases of the emerging coronavirus.
The ministry said that 45 of the cases that were monitored were coming two days ago from UK, Turkey, Spain, Switzerland, France, Indonesia and Iraq. It was transferred directly from the airport to a place of sanitary insulation.
It added that 11 cases were due to contact with previous cases, and that the other 11 cases were “under investigation”.
The Ministry of Health stated that the 67 cases were distributed as follows: 19 in Riyadh, 23 in the Eastern Province, 13 in Jeddah, 11 in Makkah, and one in Asir.
The ministry stated that the total number of cases infected with the new Corona virus in Saudi Arabia reached 238 cases, 6 of which recovered, and the rest are all subject to health care according to the procedures adopted in sanitary isolation, of which one is in critical condition.
The Ministry called on all to abide by the guidelines and directives for their safety and the safety of society, including avoiding shaking hands, continuing to wash hands, and avoiding gatherings.
It called on everyone who had questions or inquiries regarding the virus, to immediately contact the “Health Contact Center” on the number 937, stressing that the information be taken from its official sources, and not to be drawn into the rumors.
The new Corona virus has reached 170 countries, amid extensive global and local efforts to besiege it and eliminate it.