As many as 150 members of the Saudi Arabian Royal family may have been infected with Coronavirus,according to a the report.
Saudi Arabia reported its first Coronavirus case six weeks ago.There have now been 2,932 confirmed cases in the kingdom,with 41 deaths and 631 recoveries,according to Johns Hopkins University.
According to the report the senior prince and Riyadh governor Faisal Bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The prince,a nephew of King Salman,is in intensive care,As per Doctors at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital an elite institution where Royals are cared.
An internal memo sent around the hospital has said that up to 500 beds have been prepared for Royals and those close to them as the pandemic takes hold.King Salman,84,is self-isolating at an island palace near the city of Jeddah on the country’s Red Sea Coast.
Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman,34—the Royal heir widely considered the true power behind the throne is holed up with ministers at another property on the Red Sea Coast,Says Report.
Health Minister Tawfiq al-Rabiah has warned that the country’s Coronavirus battle is only just beginning,predicting “a minimum of 10,000 to a maximum of 200,000” infections over the coming weeks.
Saudi Arabia has shut down travel to and from the country and placed its largest cities under 24-hour lockdown,with limited exceptions.
Officials may also cancel the annual Hajj Pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca,which brings some 2.5 million pilgrims to the city each year.