(MENAFN - Arab News) There was another case of coronavirus infection in the Kingdom, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Ziad Al-Memish, undersecretary to the Ministry of Health for Public Health, confirmed the new case. "It was a mild infection in a person from Riyadh and the patient is already discharged from the hospital after complete recovery," Al-Memish said.
The undersecretary said that there was no cause for alarm about the infection as the ministry had already taken all preventive measures to keep the disease under control.
The official also pointed out that people need not worry about the virus as it is believed that it cannot be transmitted from person to person. Still, he cautioned people to take measures to avoid the virus.
"We are also monitoring the virus in all parts of the Kingdom through the regional directorates of the MoH," he said.
Al-Memish, who is also the chairman of the National Scientific Committee for Infectious Diseases, said that only a few people had been found positive in the world.
Symptoms of the virus include runny nose, general feeling of illness, mild sore throat, cough, headache, low fever and chills. It can also cause respiratory, intestinal and neurological illness.
The official said most of those infected recover completely with no complications after receiving the required supportive therapy.
To date four countries have recorded infections: Saudi Arabia with nine cases and six deaths; Qatar with two cases; Britain with three cases and one death; and Jordan with two fatal cases.