Saudi Arabia appoints 172 investigators to prosecution office

King Salman. (SPA)
Updated 18 November 2019

Saudi Arabia appoints 172 investigators to prosecution office

  • Attorney General thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their continuous support and direct supervision

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a Royal Decree appointing 172 investigation lieutenants to the Saudi Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. 
Attorney General Sheikh Saud bin Abdullah Al-Mua’jab praised the decree, highlighting that it was part of the continuous support provided by King Salman to the office, his constant and keen interest in its functions, and his endeavor for it to achieve even more successful results in line with Vision 2030.

He thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their continuous support and direct supervision.


Pregnant women in Saudi Arabia warned to take special care during pandemic

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Pregnant women in Saudi Arabia warned to take special care during pandemic

  • The ministry’s recommendations come as many have expressed concerns about the impact of the infection on their health

JEDDAH: Pregnant women have been told to take special care in following precautionary measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saudi Ministry of Health has cautioned, as they are thought to be particularly at risk from complications.

The ministry’s recommendations come as many have expressed concerns about the impact of the infection on their health. The ministry has reiterated the importance of practicing hand hygiene, maintaining social distancing to limit the spread of the virus and wearing a mask in public at all times, especially in areas where it's hard to observe social distancing.

The ministry announced a total of 3,036 new cases of in the Kingdom on Wednesday, bringing to 220,144 the number of people in Saudi Arabia have now contracted the disease.

There were 60,035 active cases, 2,263 of them critical.

37 percent of the newly announced cases are female, 63 percent are male. Of those infected, 86 percent were adults of working age, 5 percent were over 65 and 9 percent were children.

3,211 new recovered cases have been announced, taking the total number of recoveries to 158,050, while 42 new deaths were reported, raising the death toll to 2,059.

The ministry urges everyone to use the self-assessment service in the “Mawid” application or to visit Tataman clinics that have been set up by the ministry for those who feel they are displaying COVID-19 symptoms; there are 237 such clinics.

It also recommends calling 937, its central operator, for consultations and inquiries around the clock.