RIYADH,SAUDI ARABIA . an indian nurse working in southwestern saudi region in a hospital got infected by the newly discovered coronavirus which has become china health outbreak in china killing 17 people in china.
India’s minister of state for external affairs ravish kumar said on thursday in a tweet about the incident.
Dr Tarik Al Azraqi, Chairman, Scientific Regional Infection Control Committee, Aseer Region, has confirmed that d Indian Nurse being treated at Aseer National Hospital is suffering from MERS-CoV & not 2019-NCoV (Wuhan). We request everyone to refrain from sharing incorrect info.— India in Jeddah (@CGIJeddah) January 23, 2020
Nurse mostly from kerala region of the country has been working at AL-HAYAT hospital.
More than 100 nurses has been so far been tested and came clean of any signs of coronavirus. Infected nurse is been treated and recovering well in aseer national hospital.
the saudi arabia said it they have started taking precaution and will be screening all the fights coming into the kingdom.
Saudi kingdom has taken immediate preventive measure to control the virus which may spread from country to country.
Specifically passengers arriving from central chinese city of Wuhan.