RIYADH – The Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday six new cases of swine flu in the Kingdom.
The first new case was detected in a 28-year-old Saudi male in Jeddah returning from Delhi, India, on Saudi Airlines flight 763 to King Abdul Aziz Airport on Monday, June 22.
Further cases, all of which were registered in Riyadh, are of a six-month-old Saudi girl, a 21-year-old Saudi male, and a one-year-old female, all of whom had been in contact with infected people.
The last two new detections of the virus, also in Riyadh, concern two Filipino nurses, aged 51 and 32, who had also contact with infected people. The new instances of the virus bring the total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom to 45.
The Ministry of Health assured the public that all measures were being taken to prevent the spread of swine flu and repeated its request for the public to make use of its information hotline for any enquiries concerning the virus at 80002494444.