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Published On: Tue, Mar 3rd, 2020

Saudi Arabia and Jordan confirm first cases of coronavirus

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Riyadh(ANN)-Saudi Arabia and Jordan have confirmed their first cases of coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, as the virus continues to spread across the Middle East and Gulf.

It was, apparently, a Saudi national traveling from Iran through Bahrain who carried the virus and is currently in an isolation ward in hospital, the Saudi Press Agency has reported. The Kingdom said on Sunday that it has prepared 25 hospitals to handle coronavirus cases.

“Within the framework of the ongoing precautionary measures,” the Ministry of Health explained, “we sent an infection control team immediately to examine the citizen, and to take a sample for a laboratory examination. The sample confirmed that he was infected with the virus.”

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Jordan said that its first coronavirus patient is a man who had flown in from Italy. The health authorities in the Hashemite Kingdom said that they will screen all those who were in contact with the patient.

In Iran, 300,000 soldiers and volunteers have been deployed to assist health officials in combating the biggest infection cluster outside China where the virus originated in December. State television quoted an MP saying that 23 members of parliament have tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to the BBC Persian service, the MPs may have been infected from contact with their constituents across the country. The UN sent six medical experts to Iran yesterday to assist the Islamic Republic in its struggle during the epidemic.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has updated the global risk level to “very high”, while the EU has raised its own risk level to the second highest possible. According to the WHO, coronavirus has infected over 89,000 people and claimed 3,044 lives worldwide to date.

Source: Memo

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