Medical teams in Saudi Arabia are actively conducting coronavirus screenings in Mecca and Medina neighbourhoods, the health ministry announced today.
Photos released show medics in personal protective equipment (PPE) checking temperatures of residents and conducting coronavirus swab tests for various people in their homes.
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The Kingdom has recorded a higher number of confirmed coronavirus cases in crowded residential areas, including neighbourhoods with a high number of labour worker residences, a health ministry spokesman said.
The spokesman also said the ministry has been creating information handouts in various languages to better communicate with residents in the country.
Saudi Arabia has so far recorded 6,380 confirmed coronavirus cases and 83 deaths as of Thursday, according to the health ministry.