Saudi prince chairs meeting to prepare for 2020 Dakar Rally

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Prince Faisal bin Mishaal, gov. of Al-Qassim, chairs a meeting of the high commission for the 2020 Dakar Rally. (SPA)
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Prince Faisal bin Mishaal, gov. of Al-Qassim, chairs a meeting of the high commission for the 2020 Dakar Rally. (SPA)
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Prince Faisal bin Mishaal, gov. of Al-Qassim, chairs a meeting of the high commission for the 2020 Dakar Rally. (SPA)
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Updated 02 January 2020

Saudi prince chairs meeting to prepare for 2020 Dakar Rally

  • The race will feature 360 contestants, with 180 bikes, 130 cars and 40 trucks
  • The event will kick off on Jan. 5

BURAIDAH: Prince Faisal bin Mishaal, gov. of Al-Qassim, chaired on Wednesday a meeting of the high commission for the 2020 Dakar Rally.
During the meeting at the governor’s offices, Prince bin Mishaal discussed preparations adopted by the governmental and security sectors for the event, which will kick off on Jan. 5.
The race will feature 360 contestants, with 180 bikes, 130 cars and 40 trucks.
Prince bin Mishaal praised the leadership’s support for the sports sector in the Kingdom and its commitment to becoming an effective competitor in world sport.
He said that hosting the Dakar Rally 2020 will allow young Saudis to enjoy motorsports, given the perfect location of the event.
The event was attended by high-ranking members of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, the Transport Ministry and others.


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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.