Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the detection of three more new coronavirus cases. The affected persons include a couple and another person, the Ministry of Health said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.
The ministry announced on Monday and Wednesday the detection of the first and second coronavirus cases among two Saudis who traveled to the Kingdom via Bahrain after visiting Iran. The infected persons did not report their travels to Iran.
The source of the epidemic that affected all the five Saudi cases of coronavirus was from Iran.
Regarding the infection of the Saudi couple, the ministry said that the husband returned via Kuwait and had visited Iran earlier. The returning Saudi did not disclose at the Saudi port that he had visited Iran, and subsequently the infection was transmitted to his wife.
The laboratory results also revealed that another citizen, who tested positive of the virus, has come through Bahrain after visiting Iran and he traveled in the same vehicle as the two Saudis whose infections were reported earlier as the first and second cases in the Kingdom.
The ministry assured everyone that all systems and procedures are in place to monitor and stem the spread of the virus.
“The infected persons are currently isolated in the hospital, and are being provided health services in accordance with the approved health procedures.”
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 upon completion of the examination, the statement said.
The ministry called upon all people to contact its 937 Service Center for any queries about the virus, while stressing that information should be taken from its official sources and not to believe in rumors.
The ministry stated that it provides all information and advice about dealing with the virus through social media and also by specialist doctors through the No. 937.
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