Journal of Nature and Science of Medicine

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Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 155--158

Coronavirus disease-2019 pandemic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Mitigation measures and hospital preparedness


Mazin Barry1, Leen Ghonem2, Aynaa Alsharidi1, Awadh Alanazi1, Naif H Alotaibi1, Fatimah S Al-Shahrani1, Fahad Al Majid1, Ahmed S BaHammam3 
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pharmacy, King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Medicine, University Sleep Disorders Center and Pulmonary Service, King Saud University, Riyadh; The Strategic Technologies Program of the National Plan for Sciences and Technology and Innovation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (08.MED511.02), Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mazin Barry
Department of Internal Medicine, Head Infectious Disease Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2925, Riyadh 11461
Saudi Arabia

Coronavirus disease-2019 is currently causing a world pandemic. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) reported its first case on March 2, 2020. Due to its potential rapid dissemination within the public and a large probability of a countrywide outbreak, along with the country's experience in battling another similar coronavirus (the Middle East respiratory syndrome–coronavirus), the KSA was among the leading bodies in the world for its swift community action and hospital preparedness.


How to cite this article:
Barry M, Ghonem L, Alsharidi A, Alanazi A, Alotaibi NH, Al-Shahrani FS, Al Majid F, BaHammam AS. Coronavirus disease-2019 pandemic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Mitigation measures and hospital preparedness.J Nat Sci Med 2020;3:155-158


How to cite this URL:
Barry M, Ghonem L, Alsharidi A, Alanazi A, Alotaibi NH, Al-Shahrani FS, Al Majid F, BaHammam AS. Coronavirus disease-2019 pandemic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Mitigation measures and hospital preparedness. J Nat Sci Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 25 ];3:155-158
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