Saudi Arabia reports 6 more deaths as virus toll reaches 16

People in Jeddah observe social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom. (SPA)
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Updated 02 April 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 6 more deaths as virus toll reaches 16

  • The ministry said that a total of 264 patients had recovered from the virus so far
  • The total number of cases in the Kingdom is now 1,720

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health announced six more deaths and 157 new infections on Wednesday as the death toll from the coronavirus reached 16.

The total number of cases in the Kingdom is now 1,720.

Of the new cases reported, 78 were recorded in Madinah, 55 in Makkah and the rest in Riyadh, Qatif, Jeddah, Hufof, Tabuk, Taif and Al-Henakiyah.
The ministry also said that a total of 264 patients had recovered from the virus so far.
The ministry repeated its call for all citizens and residents to adhere to the curfew and not to leave their houses unless there was an essential need to.
A spokesman for public security in the Kingdom said that it had received 37,000 email requests regarding transportation and humanitarian cases over the last two days, with most of the requests violating the coronavirus curfew. He said that 300 of them were approved due to exceptional circumstances.

King Salman received a phone call from Tunisian President Kais Saied on Wednesday, in which they discussed cooperation and coordination between the two countries to stop the spread of the coronavirus.


KSA highlights support for Bosnia massacre victims

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan al Saud delivers a speech during the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session on February 24, 2020 in Geneva. (AFP)
Updated 13 July 2020

KSA highlights support for Bosnia massacre victims

  • The minister added that King Salman continued to support and stand by Bosnia and Herzegovina, further confirming the unique and friendly relations between the two countries

GENEVA: Saudi Arabia participated in the 25th anniversary memorial of the Srebrenica genocide that took place in July 1995.
Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah delivered the Kingdom’s speech via video conference.
He conveyed the greetings of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sefik Dzaferovic, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and dignitaries who were participating in the event.
The minister affirmed that Saudi Arabia stood side by side with its brothers, the families of the victims of the massacre.
He said: “Our participation on behalf of Saudi Arabia, its leaders, government, and people, is a humanitarian and moral obligation that the Saudi leadership stands by every year.”
The minister added that King Salman continued to support and stand by Bosnia and Herzegovina, further confirming the unique and friendly relations between the two countries.