150 Members of Saudi Arabia's Royal Family Contract Covid-19

(New York Times) David D. Kirkpatrick and Ben Hubbard - As many as 150 members of the Saudi royal family are now believed to have contracted the coronavirus, according to a person close to the family. Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the governor of Riyadh, is in intensive care. King Salman, 84, has secluded himself in an island palace near Jeddah. The royal family includes thousands of princes, many of whom travel routinely to Europe. Several doctors in Saudi Arabia said the kingdom's biggest current outbreaks were in the slums around Mecca and Medina, home to hundreds of thousands of African or Southeast Asian Muslims.

2020-04-10 00:00:00

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