This story has been sputtering away for days on #Corona, the Arabic hashtag for MERS news and rumours, but now it's in Al-Riyadh: Khalid Al-Faisal condoles with the teacher of the deceased pal «Corona». The complete report in Google translation:
The transfer of the Director of Education Afif province Said bin Saad Nfaiei condolences of His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Minister of Education and Vice President and Deputy to the education of boys with a teacher Ibrahim al-Balawi from employees of the medium and the second, who died due to illness, "Corona."
Accompanied Nfaiei medical team during a visit to a school for the characters on the general situation in which the interest aspects of preventive and curative for all employees of the school, students, teachers and administrators, and providing pamphlets about the disease (Corona), was also in the framework of the visit to hold awareness lecture on the causes of the disease and ways to prevent it.
It also reassured by telephone on the health of the school director Nawaf Al-Nimri, who lay on a white bed after suspected illness which is in good health.
The gist of the rumours is that MERS broke out in a school in the city of Afif and killed Ibrahim al-Balawai, a teacher. The principal, Nawaf Al-Nimri, also fell ill but is recovering. It's notable that the Saudi minister of education thought the cases worth official notice, but we have no reports from the ministry of health about any such cases. So the cases remain unconfirmed and dubious.