No confirmed coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia, 290 tested: Health ministry

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Saudi Arabia still has no confirmed cases of coronavirus after testing over 290 suspected cases, says Health Minister Tawfiq al-Rabiah in a statement on Monday.

The Kingdom is fully prepared for any potential cases, a spokesman said on Sunday.

He added that the Kingdom has prepared 25 hospitals and 8,000 beds to handle any coronavirus cases that might be detected.

Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the temporary suspension of entry for individuals seeking to perform Umrah pilgrimage in Mecca or visiting the Prophet's Mosque in Madina, as well as tourists traveling from countries where the coronavirus poses a risk as determined by the Kingdom’s health authorities.


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