No Coronavirus cases recorded in Saudi Arabia, says Health minister

Minister of Health, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah

The Minister of Health, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, confirmed that the Ministry of Health has implemented many strict precautionary measures to address the new Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), and has strengthened monitoring and control procedures for this disease in the entry points to the Kingdom, in addition to flights coming directly from the Republic of China, as well as travelers coming from China through indirect flights, in coordination with the General Authority of Civil Aviation.

The Health control center personnel are inspecting all arrivals from China and measuring their vital signs.

The Minister said that no cases of infection with the new Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been recorded in the Kingdom, pointing out that the transmission of the virus between humans is through respiratory droplets, as no infection was detected from dealing with goods either.