Two Saudis have died in Riyadh after contracting the Middle East Respiratory System Coronavirus, AFP reported Thursday (October 10th).
The two men, aged 78 and 55, also had suffered from chronic diseases, heath authorities said.
The virus has so far claimed at least 58 lives worldwide, with the greatest number of deaths from the respiratory disease in Saudi Arabia.
The kingdom has taken precautions over fears of an outbreak of the virus as hajj pilgrims arrive in the country. So far no cases have been recorded among the pilgrims.