King Salman and Tunisian PM hold talks

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King Salman receives Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed at his residence in Tunisia on March 30, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman receives Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed at his residence in Tunisia on March 30, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman receives Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed at his residence in Tunisia on March 30, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman receives an honorary doctorate in Arab and Islamic civilization from the University of Kairouan on March 30, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman receives an honorary doctorate in Arab and Islamic civilization from the University of Kairouan on March 30, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman receives an honorary doctorate in Arab and Islamic civilization from the University of Kairouan on March 30, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman receives the Golden Key of Tunis during his meeting with the city’s Mayor Souad Abdelrahim on March 30, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman receives the Golden Key of Tunis during his meeting with the city’s Mayor Souad Abdelrahim on March 30, 2019. (SPA)
Updated 30 March 2019

King Salman and Tunisian PM hold talks

  • King Salman received an honorary doctorate in Arab and Islamic civilization from the University of Kairouan
  • The king also received the Golden Key of Tunis during his meeting with the city’s Mayor Souad Abdelrahim, who expressed her pride in his visit.

TUNIS: King Salman received Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed at his residence in Tunisia on Saturday.
Chahed welcomed the king in Tunisia, describing the visit as a historic one. The monarch, who will head the Saudi delegation at Sunday’s 30th Arab League Summit in Tunisia, expressed happiness at his visit, and reaffirmed the depth of fraternal relations between the two countries.
They discussed cooperation in various fields, ways to enhance and develop bilateral ties, and regional and international developments.
On the Saudi side, the meeting was attended by Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, Minister of State Dr. Musaed Al-Aiban, Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qassabi, Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan, Media Minister Turki Al-Shabanah, Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Qattan, and Ambassador to Tunisia Mohammed bin Mahmoud Al-Ali, among other officials.
Meanwhile, King Salman received an honorary doctorate in Arab and Islamic civilization from the University of Kairouan.
He received the doctorate during his meeting with Tunisian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Slim Khalbous and the university’s rector Dr. Hammadi Massoudi, among others.
The king also received the Golden Key of Tunis during his meeting with the city’s Mayor Souad Abdelrahim, who expressed her pride in his visit. The monarch thanked her and expressed pleasure in receiving the key.
Al-Qassabi met with Tunisian Commerce Minister Omar Behi. They discussed ways to boost bilateral ties in various fields, and issues of mutual interest.


Pilgrims to quarantine for 14 days after Hajj

More than 41,361 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been conducted in the past 24 hours. (SPA)
Updated 04 August 2020

Pilgrims to quarantine for 14 days after Hajj

  • COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia continue to fall, officials say

JEDDAH: Pilgrims who took part in this year’s Hajj must continue wearing electronic tags so authorities can track their 14-day quarantine once they return home.

The bracelet is designed to monitor pilgrims’ adherence to quarantine, as well as monitoring and recording their health status through the “Tatamman” app.
Pilgrims were required to quarantine before embarking on the Hajj and wore the bracelets to ensure they were obeying the self-isolation rules as part of strict measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The country continues to experience a decline in COVID-19 cases. Recorded infections remain below the 2,000 mark for the 10th day in a row. The Kingdom reported 1,258 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, raising the number of those infected to 280,093 so far.
There are currently 35,091 active cases and six patients were admitted to critical care units, raising the number to 2,017. There were 32 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 2,949.
There were 1,972 new recoveries recorded, raising the total number of recoveries to 242,053.
More than 41,361 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been conducted in the past 24 hours. The total number of PCR tests conducted to date exceeds 3.47 million.

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280,093 COVID-19 cases

242,053 Recoveries

35,091 Active cases

2,949 Total deaths

3.47m PCR tests

The Ministry of Health has been carrying out daily visits to health institutions in order to assess their level of commitment to anti-coronavirus measures, such as ensuring that staff adhere to social distancing, wear masks, and adopt the health practices and crisis management mechanisms recommended by authorities to protect patients and staff.
Teams have been dispatched to supervise the compliance of health facilities’ quarantine centers across Saudi Arabia and stepped up their visits to government and private hospitals to ensure their compliance with health protocols, sample transfers and staff testing as well as ensuring that all routine surgeries are stopped.
More than 5,000 violations have been recorded and violators were referred to committees. More than 150 facilities were temporarily shut down by the ministry until the proper protocols were implemented and the violations were fixed. A number of institutions were able to resume operations after settling fines.