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    Indian nurse tested positive for Coronavirus not infected with Wuhan strain
    By PTI
    Published: Friday, January 24, 2020, 0:55 [IST]

    Riyadh, Jan 23: An Indian nurse working in Saudi Arabia has tested positive for Coronavirus, but with a different strain from the one that has claimed 18 lives in China, the Indian Consulate in Jeddah said on Thursday. Earlier in the day, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs V Muraleedharan said an Indian nurse working at Al-Hayat hospital in Saudi Arabia was tested positive for coronavirus. Representational Image Representational Image In a tweet, he said, "Update from @CGIJeddah: About 100 Indian nurses mostly from Kerala working at Al-Hayat hospital have been tested and none except one nurse was found infected by Corona virus. Affected nurse is being treated at Aseer National Hospital and is recovering well." The minister said he spoke to the Indian Consulate in Jeddah after the Indian nurses were quarantined at the hospital due to the coronavirus threat. Responding to his tweet, the Indian Consulate in Jeddah clarified that the nurse found positive for coronavirus was suffering for MERS-CoV and not 2019-NCoV (Wuhan)...

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    Two nurses diagnosed with coronavirus recovering
    GDN Online DeskFri, 24 Jan 2020

    Riyadh: Two nurses infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are recovering, reported Saudi Gazette.

    The patients, a Filipino and an Indian expatriate, tested positive for MERS-Cov virus at Al-Hayat Hospital in Abha, Asir...