Dozens of American diplomats and their families on Saturday, July 4, to leave Saudi Arabia amid a sharp growth of cases of infection with coronavirus in the Kingdom, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing sources.

According to the publication, the state Department last week decided that all “non-emergency personnel” can leave the country.

According to the interlocutor of the newspaper, at least 30 employees of the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, mostly not Americans contracted the coronavirus. With Mar staff worked from home. So, in June, the coronavirus has died, the driver of the Embassy.

According to the publication, some American diplomats are also concerned that the government of the Kingdom hiding the real extent of the outbreak.

Earlier it was reported that the number of cases of infection with coronavirus in Saudi Arabia has exceeded 200 thousand. Since the beginning of the epidemic died 1.8 thousand people, recovered 140 thousand inhabitants.