New coronavirus cases confirmed in Saudi Arabia, total now seven: Ministry

A traveler in Saudi Arabia is screened for coronavirus. (Screengrab)

Saudi Arabia confirmed two new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total in the Kingdom to seven, according to a statement by the health minsitry.

The two newly detected cases are female Saudi citizens who arrived from Iran via Bahrain, and the other from Iraq’s Najaf through the United Arab Emirates.

Read more: Over 100 Saudis disclose recent travels to Iran amid coronavirus outbreak

The ministry said both women did not declare their recent travels to Iran and Iraq upon arriving in the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia on Friday called on citizens to declare visits to Iran in the past 14 days, as part of measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak, according to a statement by the Kingdom’s General Authority for Civil Aviation.

At least 128 people disclosed their recent travels to Iran as of Saturday.

 Read more:

Saudi Arabia limits entry of arrivals from UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain

Saudi King orders opening Mataf around Kaaba in Mecca for non-Umrah worshipers

Saudi Arabia suspends public attendance of sports competitions over coronavirus

SHOW MORE
Last Update: 12:55 KSA 15:55 - GMT 12:55
Top