March 9, 2020 / 9:30 PM / a month ago

Saudi Arabia detects another five cases of new coronavirus: state TV

A Saudi boy wearing a protective face mask rides a bike, after Saudi Arabia imposed a temporary lockdown on the province of Qatif following the spread of coronavirus, in Qatif, Saudi Arabia March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s health ministry said on Monday it has detected five new cases of the new coronavirus, state TV reported.

Four Saudi citizens were diagnosed with the disease, three of whom had arrived from Iran and Iraq. The fifth case is of an Egyptian man who arrived from Egypt to the kingdom, the ministry added.

This brings the total of coronavirus cases detected in the kingdom to 20.

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Sandra Maler

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