Saudi Arabia has been monitoring all passengers who arrived on flights from China for coronavirus, given that the incubation period of the deadly virus is 14 days, Minister of Health Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said. There have been no recorded cases of the deadly coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, he added.
At the beginning of the outbreak, the Kingdom had activated infection control measures, prepped health facilities, and begun screening all passengers who arrived on direct and non-direct flights from China.
The World Health Organization declared the outbreak level of the virus, also known as corona, as a global health emergency, as the death toll reached 213 people with almost 10,000 others having been infected.
Corona has spread to over 20 countries, including the UAE, the US, China, Japan, India, Canada, among several others.