Via Al-Watan, a report that promotes the new Health Minister but also drops a small bombshell about the current MERS cases in King Fahd Hospital: commandment King's "Faqih": the health of citizens, "the most expensive". Excerpt from the Google translation, lightly edited:
Eloquent and Health Minister-designate Adel Al Faqih confirm Monarch that "the health and safety of the citizen is the dearest and most precious in this country," adding, "directed King was explicit and clear not to spare any effort or money to deal with this challenge as he deserves, and provide all you can achieve the health and safety of the citizen. "
said the minister for "homeland": the first thing that came into my head when I know the decision of the King that I asked my mother, pray for me,
noting after a surprise visit was carried out, the morning of the first working day, the King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah, "me only a few hours Since that cost me the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the primary concern now is to focus on dealing with the challenge virus Corona."
In response to a question by the newspaper for dealing with the "Corona" in the coming days, said Faqih, the arrival of 20 international experts to the UK soon, to review procedures for the ministry, explaining It will continue to be with the media in all transparency and clarity, because the transparency right for the community. "
Said Director of Public Relations at King Fahd Hospital General Sami Sepeh for "home": The number of inpatients in the isolation section 5 people 0.4 had recovered, although among the infected head of Cardiology, Dr. Osman Metwally, and consultant Batinah Dr Mohammed Khalifa, and consultant surgery, Dr. Abdul Rashid Yasin, along with two others.
The number of infections Corona to 261 cases, most notably in Jeddah, Riyadh, Tabuk and Medina, has also increased the number of deaths to 81 deaths.
So while they're not updating the MERS numbers, they mention that three of the five cases in isolation are pretty senior healthcare workers. That's a major revelation, and it helps explain why the hospital and Jeddah itself have been so alarmed.