Saudi 2020 census suspended over coronavirus fears

Saudi 2020 census suspended over coronavirus fears
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As per the last census conducted in 2010, Saudi Arabia’s population was 27,136,977. (SPA)
Saudi 2020 census suspended over coronavirus fears
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As per the last census conducted in 2010, Saudi Arabia’s population was 27,136,977. (SPA)
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Updated 14 March 2020

Saudi 2020 census suspended over coronavirus fears

Saudi 2020 census suspended over coronavirus fears
  • Actual counting will represent the final phase of the fifth nationwide census of Saudi Arabia’s population, housing and establishments

RIYADH: The Saudi General Authority for Statistics (GaStat) on Friday suspended the counting phase of the Kingdom’s 2020 census in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Officials said the decision had been made in line with preventive and precautionary measures recommended by Saudi health authorities to prevent the spread of the killer virus and was also aimed at protecting the health and safety of GaStat field workers and their families.
Actual counting will represent the final phase of the fifth nationwide census of Saudi Arabia’s population, housing and establishments. The authority had completed all the other phases by March 6.
As of the last census conducted in 2010, the Kingdom’s population was 27,136,977.