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Ministry confirms coronavirus case in Riyadh

Last updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:32 AM



RIYADH — A new case of coronavirus infection was discovered in Riyadh, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health Tuesday.

“A citizen who visited one of the hospitals in Riyadh complaining of flu-like symptoms raised suspicion. Following appropriate tests and after cross checking the results in an specialized lab abroad, it was confirmed that the man tested positive for the virus," the statement said.

It said the patient was given appropriate treatment and his condition has improved.

The ministry asked the public not to panic, as the infection does not lead to serious complications. "There is no cause for worry. The discovered cases were few and isolated," it added.

“From many cases (discovered abroad) it can be said that the majority of whom infected with coronavirus got cured after receiving appropriate treatment as was the case with viruses causing respiratory infections and seasonal influenza," the ministry assured. — SG

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