Saudi king to undergo tests due to high fever: state news agency

King Salman, the custodian of Islam's holiest sites, became ruler of the kingdom in 2015

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Published: Sun 19 May 2024, 9:56 AM

Last updated: Sun 19 May 2024, 11:47 PM

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz will undergo medical tests on Sunday due to "high temperature and joint pain", state news agency SPA reported.

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The examinations will be conducted at the royal clinics at Al Salam Palace in Jeddah. The king, 88, was last admitted to hospital in April for a routine checkup, state TV reported then.

King Salman, the custodian of Islam's holiest sites, became ruler of the world's top oil exporter in 2015 after spending more than 2 1/2 years as the crown prince and deputy premier.


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