In Saudi Arabia, 150 members of the Royal family became ill, coronavirus infection COVID-19. It is reported by The New York Times , citing its sources.
In the intensive care unit is one of the princes, the Governor of Riyadh, and 84-year-old king Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al Saud isolated themselves in the Palace on one of the Islands in the Red sea near Jeddah. Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, is also in isolation as a number of Ministers of the Kingdom.
The publication notes that in the hospital named after king Faisal, which serves relatives of the monarch reserved 500 seats.
Saudi Arabia has imposed strict rules in connection with the pandemic: all the major cities of the country are under quarantine, leaving the house is permitted only for food or for medical care.
In the Kingdom there were more than 2.9 thousand cases of infection, reported 41 deaths and 631 case recovery.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in China in December 2019. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University on April 9, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 1,498 million, including more than 337 thousand was cured, and 89 733 died.