Saudi Arabia

Health Ministry issues guide to tourists in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health has recommended measures to tourists and travelers to prevent them from contracting or spreading coronavirus. The measures are to be taken while traveling, in residence, in open recreational areas such as beaches and parks, in closed entertainment places, while out shopping, and in restaurants and cinemas. There are also measures to be taken while ...

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Saudi Arabia virus deaths climb as 49 victims revealed

JEDDAH: Saudi health authorities announced 49 deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the Kingdom’s death toll from the virus to 1,698. A total of 3,402 new cases were also announced, with 401 in Riyadh, 283 in Dammam, 229 in Al-Hafouf, 198 in Makkah and 173 in Al-Qattif. The total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom has reached 194,225, with ...

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Saudi Arabia announces 56 more COVID-19 deaths

360 new cases were reported in Riyadh A total of 1,858 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 56 more deaths from COVID-19 and 4,128 new cases of the disease on Saturday. Of the new cases, 360 were reported in Riyadh, 315 in Dammam, 217 in Hufof and 214 in Qatif. The ...

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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports 3,927 new Covid-19 cases

The country also announced 1,657 new recoveries and 37 deaths as a result of the illness. The announcement regrading the same was made on the the Saudi Ministry of Health official Twitter account. The total number of cases in the country has hit 178,504, the recoveries stand at 122,128 and the total number of deaths has reached 1,511. Saudi Arabia ...

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Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah development authority gives back to the local community

RIYADH: The Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) is dedicated to celebrating and serving the local community through several initiatives in its One Culture program. The One Culture program aims to incubate an ecosystem of inspiration and empowerment for young people to become tomorrow’s leaders. It also aims to build a traditional cultural community that celebrates Saudi Arabia’s ancient history. Ahlam ...

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Saudi nurse’s daughter dies of COVID-19

JEDDAH: A Saudi nurse who volunteered at one of Al-Ahsa’s quarantine centers transmitted COVID-19 to her family, leading to the death of her daughter from the disease. Radhiyya Al-Hamoud, the mother of the 13-year-old girl, said that in their last conversation she had asked her daughter Massoumah’s forgiveness. “I asked her to forgive me because I was the reason she ...

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Saudi Arabia employs women in all public sectors, helping in their empowerment

Abu Dhabi: Saudi women are not new to working in the public security areas. Rather, they began their activities in the various security military departments over 20 years ago, under the auspices of the Ministry of Interior. However, women’s work in various military sectors witnessed a remarkable development with the launch of the vision of the kingdom, which was keen ...

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Saudi Arabia pledges $150m at GAVI vaccine summit

World leaders attend virtual meeting of Bill Gates-led drive to develop COVID vaccine The Kingdom announced in March that it would contribute $500 million to international efforts to fight the virus LONDON: Saudi Arabia has joined countries from around the world in pledging money to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) at its Global Vaccine Summit 2020 in London. This year’s ...

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Three former Lebanese prime ministers ask Saudi Arabia to increase its support

Three former Lebanese prime ministers met with Saudi King Salman in Jeddah on Monday in a bid to increase the kingdom’s backing of the current prime minister and counter Hezbollah and its allies that dominate Lebanese politics. While nothing concrete was announced, the Saudi Press Agency reported that during the meeting, they “reiterated the firm stance of the Kingdom towards ...

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Amir Khan defends £7m Saudi Arabia fight despite human rights concerns

Amir Khan has defended the choice of location for his next fight in the face of human rights concerns by claiming Saudi Arabia is undergoing significant change. The 32-year-old faces the unheralded Indian Neeraj Goyat at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah on July 12 less than three months after he was controversially stopped in six rounds by Terence Crawford. Amnesty International ...

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