Today, the Ministry of Health and Community Protection announced the monitoring of 53 new cases of the emerging coronavirus / Covid-19 /, which were identified through the examination of contacts with previously announced infections, and they did not adhere to preventive measures and physical distance, in addition to cases related to travel abroad, bringing the number of 664 cases were diagnosed with the disease.

The new cases are related to different nationalities, including one from Algeria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Iran, Kuwait, Switzerland, Turkey, the Philippines, Italy, France, America and two people from Egypt, Nepal, three people from Britain and four people from the Emirates "and thirty-one" people From India, all cases are stable and are subject to the necessary health care.

The Ministry also announced the death of a 67-year-old Asian national, and his infection with the virus coincided with his suffering from a number of chronic diseases related to heart, blood pressure and diabetes, which exposed him to complications that led to the death, bringing the total number of deaths in the country 6.

The Ministry expressed its regret and sincere condolences and condolences to the families of the deceased and its wishes for recovery for all the injured, calling on community members to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to instructions and adhere to physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.

The Ministry and the local health authorities recommended that community members adopt healthy behavior that helps protect individuals from infection, such as caring for hand hygiene and washing them well with soap and water, and covering the nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of germs and viruses.

The ministry also advised people with respiratory symptoms to avoid mixing in crowded places and councils, and called on the public to seek information from official sources and avoid spreading rumors.