According to the New York Times, six weeks after the Saudi royal family reported the first case, as many as 150 members of the Saudi royal family had been infected with coronavirus.
As the severity of the outbreak in Saudi Arabia escalated, it was reported that some elite hospitals in the country prepared 500 beds for members of the royal family.
According to the Times, King Salman ’s nephew, Faisal Bin Bindar Bindar Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saudi, is receiving intensive care.
There are more than 2,900 confirmed cases of virus in Saudi Arabia, 41 of whom died.
This week, Saudi Arabia began a 24-hour curfew in the capital Riyadh and several other cities, including Jeddah and Meka. It has banned travel to and from Riyadh, Meka and Medina, banned prayers in mosques, and closed Islamic shrines to limit infection.
King Salman also ordered the temporary release of prisoners related to outstanding private debt on Tuesday, and ordered the suspension of all decisions related to such cases. However, the government did not disclose how many detainees will be affected.
The alert also added that any infected staff will now be treated in a less elite hospital to save space for members of the royal family.
Thousands of Saudi princes. The report said that many people regularly travel to Europe, and it is believed that some of them have been infected with the virus abroad and brought it back to Saudi Arabia.
The Kingdom of about 33 million people reported 2,932 cases, of which 41 died.
The country is home to the Islamic shrines of Mecca and Medina. The country bans pilgrimages throughout the year and blocked the area in early March.
Since then, travel to and from the country and between provinces has been greatly restricted, and four provinces and five major cities have been closed for 24 hours.
The authorities have not yet announced whether they will continue this year ’s North Korea scheduled for the end of July. Last year, about 2.5 million people traveled to Saudi Arabia to participate in pilgrimages. All pilgrims must perform at least once in their lives.