Saudi Scouts join Earth Hour activities

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Updated 30 March 2020

Saudi Scouts join Earth Hour activities

  • Scouts highlighted the importance of energy conservation and taking individual responsibility for environmental protection

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Boy Scouts Association joined worldwide Earth Hour celebrations on Saturday with an awareness-raising message delivered remotely because of coronavirus restrictions.
Scouts highlighted the importance of energy conservation and taking individual responsibility for environmental protection. Saleh bin Raja Al-Harbi, the association’s secretary-general, said that Earth Hour celebrations were conducted remotely due to health and security precautions to curb the spread of coronavirus.  
The association urged the community to join global celebrations, and highlighted its keenness to protect the environment and conserve natural resources.


Saudi Arabia announces 14 more deaths from COVID-19 

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Saudi Arabia announces 14 more deaths from COVID-19 

  • Saudi Arabia announced 14 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,815 new cases
  • 739 were recorded in Riyadh, 325 in Jeddah and 162 in Makkah

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 14 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,815 new cases of the disease on Wednesday. 

Of the new cases, 739 were recorded in Riyadh, 325 in Jeddah, 162 in Makkah, 118 in Hufof and 74 in Dammam. 

The health ministry also announced that 2,572 more patients had recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of people who have recovered in the Kingdom to 51,022.

A total of 425 people have died from COVID-19 in the Kingdom so far.