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MENAFN - The Peninsula - 22/04/2014
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(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia removed Health Minister Abdullah Al Rabeeah from his post yesterday as the kingdom grapples with a worrying surge of new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

His duties will be taken over by Labour Minister Adel Fakieh, who keeps his current post, state television reported. The television channel cited the King's royal decree in its report but gave no reason for the switch.

Rabeeah, who on Sunday told a televised news conference that there was no medical reason to impose stricter preventative measures againstthe spread of MERS, has been made an adviser to the Royal Court, the decree said.


Saudi Arabia has reported 244 cases of MERS since the disease was identified in 2012, of which 79 have been fatal. The spread of new infections slowed during the winter, but there has been a sudden increase in cases this month.

The 49 confirmed infections announced over the past week, mostly in Jeddah, represent a four-fold increase in the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak began. Last week the cabinet told Saudi news outlets to report only those cases that had been officially confirmed in laboratory tests by the Health Ministry.

 


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