Man, 54, dies of MERS in Jubail

Updated 24 October 2013
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Man, 54, dies of MERS in Jubail

A Jubail citizen who had been infected with the coronavirus died two days ago in one of the city’s hospitals, bringing the death toll from the virus to 52.
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV.
The virus first appeared in Jubail last week when the 121st case in the Kingdom was reported. The Ministry of Health said in a recent statement that the 54-year-old citizen came from the Riyadh province. He had not traveled outside the Eastern and Riyadh Provinces prior to contracting the virus.
The victim had suffered several chronic diseases and was admitted to the hospital’s primary care.
This is the first case to be recorded in Jubail since the outbreak of the virus, a source at the Health Ministry confirmed.


KSA to set up first special economic zone in Riyadh

A royal decree has been issued to approve the regulation of the “Integrated Logistics Bonded Zone (ILBZ)”. (Shutterstock)
Updated 22 October 2018
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KSA to set up first special economic zone in Riyadh

  • A royal decree has been issued to approve the regulation of the “Integrated Logistics Bonded Zone (ILBZ)”

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia announced the establishment of a special economic zone (SEZ) on Sunday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The zone, the first of its kind in the world, will be developed in Riyadh.
It will focus on integrated logistics and will enjoy special rules and regulations aiming at attracting more multinational companies to the Kingdom.
A royal decree has been issued to approve the regulation of the “Integrated Logistics Bonded Zone (ILBZ)” and has assigned its establishment and operation to the General Authority for Civil Aviation as the zone governing body. ILBZ is a major step in translating Vision 2030 into action by leveraging Saudi Arabia’s strategic location as the hub connecting three continents, one of three core pillars of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 announced in 2016.