More than 1,600 Saudi Red Crescent volunteers to provide emergency services during Hajj

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More than 1,600 Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) volunteers will provide emergency and awareness services in Makkah and Madinah during this year’s Hajj. (SPA)
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More than 1,600 Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) volunteers will provide emergency and awareness services in Makkah and Madinah during this year’s Hajj. (SPA)
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More than 1,600 Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) volunteers will provide emergency and awareness services in Makkah and Madinah during this year’s Hajj. (SPA)
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More than 1,600 Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) volunteers will provide emergency and awareness services in Makkah and Madinah during this year’s Hajj. (SPA)
Updated 03 August 2019

More than 1,600 Saudi Red Crescent volunteers to provide emergency services during Hajj

RIYADH: More than 1,600 Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) volunteers will provide emergency and awareness services in Makkah and Madinah during this year’s Hajj.
More than 550 volunteers will provide services on the ground with emergency teams at the Grand Mosque and other holy sites in the Makkah area. Of these, 120 volunteers will be based in the Grand Mosque, 80 in Mina, 35 in Arafat and 55 in Muzdalifah.
The remaining 1,050 volunteers will be based in Madinah and the roads leading to it and the Prophet’s Mosque.


Saudi Health Ministry announces 1,257 new coronavirus cases

Updated 10 August 2020

Saudi Health Ministry announces 1,257 new coronavirus cases

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,257 new coronavirus cases and 32 new fatalities from the disease.

The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 289,947. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 3,199. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 88 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 65 reported in Dammam and 63 in al-Hafouf.

There have been a further 1,439 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 253,478