High-quality service to Umrah guests pledged

Saudi minister of Islamic affairs Abdullatif Al-Sheikh. (AFP)
Updated 16 December 2018

High-quality service to Umrah guests pledged

  • The minister praised the program and called it a service to Muslims around the world

JEDDAH: Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh welcomed in Madinah the 13th batch of guests of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Umrah on Saturday.
The minister praised the program and called it a service to Muslims around the world.
He said the ministry supervises the program and ensures a high-quality service to the guests.
The minister said such programs are also an important source of strengthening strong ties with brotherly countries all across the world. The guests — comprising 203 figures from eight African countries — thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the generous hospitality, services and facilities provided for them since they left their countries. They are from Ethiopia, Senegal, Comoros, Djibouti, Mali, South Africa, Nigeria and Uganda.
With the arrival of the 13th batch of guests, the total number has reached 2,803 from various countries since the start of the program.


COVID-19 claims 45 more lives in Saudi Arabia

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COVID-19 claims 45 more lives in Saudi Arabia

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 187,622
  • A total of 2,370 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 45 more deaths from COVID-19 and 2,764 new confirmed cases of the disease on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 260 were recorded in Jeddah, 213 in Hufof, 208 in Riyadh and 159 in Dammam.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 187,622 after 4,574 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 2,370 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.