KUNA, the Kuwait News Agency, has a report this afternoon with an unusually worded denial from a hospital in Riyadh that MERS had spread inside their hospital. The report states that while two cases were received by the hospital for treatment, they deny media reports that a `Saudi nurse’ had died.
The report does indicate that `medics conducted medical checkups’ on more than 300 patients and healthcare staff, and five additional cases were detected.
RIYADH, Sept 11 (KUNA) -- Prince Sultan Military Medical City in Riyadh denied Wednesday reports on spread of Coronavirus inside the city's emergency department.
According to a press statement quoted by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the city dismissed claims that a Saudi nurse died from the virus, pointing out that the truth that there were two virus cases came from outside the city, and that medics took all necessary preventive measures in similar cases.
The statement added, out of the two cases, one coronavirus patient died and was announced in a previous statement, while the other patient died but due to the presence of a virus companion, leading to her death." The statement confirmed that medics conducted medical checkup to more than health practitioners and patients numbered close to 300 cases, noting that five coronavirus cases were discovered, in addition to receiving two cases coming from their residence.
The statement added that most of these cases are generally recovering from symptoms and are receiving the necessary medical care in the city. (end) ad.mb KUNA 120045 Sep 13NNNN