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May 5 COVID-19 Advisory

05 May, 2019

KAUST cases

The total number of cases of COVID-19 identified at KAUST remains at 14. All of the positive cases have been discharged upon completion of the MOH testing requirements. We are keeping in touch with all of our cases and monitoring their progress. We wish each of these community members well.

Repatriation flights

We are aware that a number of KAUST residents are looking forward to take flights to their home countries over the coming weeks. We urge you to check the validity of any flight you book and strongly advise against using third-party agencies. 
Only book flights via your embassy or directly with the airline offering repatriation flights. It is imperative that if you look to take a flight from Riyadh you have established travel to the airport with your embassy before booking and ensure that your embassy has coordinated travel permits to Riyadh.


Featured R3T research

Antibody testing and COVID-19

As part of the KAUST Rapid Response Research Team (R3T), Charlotte Hauser, professor of bioscience in BESE, is working on developing immunodiagnostic antibody detection tests to combat the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the viral strain that causes coronavirus disease or COVID-19.
Read more about Charlotte Hauser's research here