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Swine flu hit people in Saudi Arabia to be quarantined at their homes

People infected with HINI virus (swine flu) in Saudi Arabia will be given a medical leave for seven days and will be quarantined at their homes.

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 09:33 August 27, 2009
  • Gulf News

Riyadh: People infected with HINI virus (swine flu) in Saudi Arabia will be given a medical leave for seven days and will be quarantined at their homes.

The move was announced by the Saudi Ministry of Health on Wednesday, reported Arabic daily Al Madinah.

More than 230 government hospitals and over 200 clinics in the kingdom are required to issue this certificate if lab tests prove that a patient has been infected with swine flu.

The health authorities said this approach of isolating the patient in their own house will ensure that the virus does not spread, especially for those whose line of work involves interaction with large number of people.

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