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Saudi Arabia denies reports about new MERS case

April 6, 2014 9:42 am

Saudi Arabia’s health ministry has dismissed rumours that new cases of MERS-CoV had been identified in the Al-Kharj district, around 60 km from Riyadh, Arab News has reported. “There is no new case of the virus in the Al-Kharj district,” said undersecretary at the ministry, Abdullah Al-Aseeri. “The situation is under control kingdom-wide and the ministry has done its part to ensure the threat is contained,” he said.