Saudi Arabia reports first patient recovering from coronavirus

Women wear protective face masks, as they walk, after Saudi Arabia imposed a temporary lockdown on the province of Qatif, following the spread of coronavirus, in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, March 10, 2020. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia reported on Wednesday its first case of a patient recovering from the coronavirus, a Saudi national who was quarantined in Qatif central hospital, the health ministry said.

“A laboratory examination has been carried out to prove that the citizen is free of the virus, and he is currently in good health and is preparing to leave Qatif Central Hospital,” the ministry tweeted.

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Saudi Arabia had 21 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Wednesday.

The ministry also advised against avoiding all gatherings where there are more than 50 people and avoiding shaking hands as it is one of the most common causes of infection.

 

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