As many as 150 Saudi royals have coronavirus, according to a person close to the family, writes the New York Times.
According to the details, members of the Saudi royal family have been sickened by the COVID-19 after six weeks when the Kingdom Saudi Arabia reported its first case.
The Riyadh governor, a senior prince, has been put into intensive care.
King Salman, 84, has secluded himself in an island palace near Jeddah on the Red Sea, for his safety and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 34, has gone with many of his ministers, to another site nearby.
The King Faisal Specialist Hospital, has alerted senior doctors. To expect an influx of royals and those close to them. And to prepare 500 beds.
Doctors are urged to move all other chronic patients out of the hospital as soon as possible. And all sick staff members are to be treated at a less elite hospital to “make room for the royals”.
“Directives are to be ready for VIPs from around the country”.
Saudi Arabia currently has lockdowns in four governorates and five cities: Riyadh, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran and Hofuf owing to the coronavirus.
Saudi Arabia has had 2795 infections, and 41 deaths from the coronavirus, according to the W.H.O. 8th of April, situation report.