Saudi Arabia announces 4 more deaths, 154 new cases of coronavirus

Saudi Arabia announces 4 more deaths, 154 new cases of coronavirus
A policeman blcoks the road during a curfew imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia April 2, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 04 April 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 4 more deaths, 154 new cases of coronavirus

Saudi Arabia announces 4 more deaths, 154 new cases of coronavirus
  • Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry implemented a 24-hour curfew in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah on Thursday to limit the spread of coronavirus

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced four more deaths and 154 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 2,039.Of those new cases, 34 were reported in Madinah, 30 in Jeddah and 21 in Makkah.
Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry implemented a 24-hour curfew in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah on Thursday to limit the spread of coronavirus.
So far 351 patients have recovered from the virus in the Kingdom and 25 people have died from it.
On Friday, King Salman issued a royal decree ordering the allocation of 9 billion Saudi riyals ($2.4 billion) to compensate citizens working in facilities affected by repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Saudi Arabia concludes relief inspection visit to South Sudan

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Saudi Arabia concludes relief inspection visit to South Sudan

Saudi Arabia concludes relief inspection visit to South Sudan
  • 50 male and female beneficiaries receive training of over 80 hours, in modern agricultural methods and methods of developing livestock to continue producing food with high efficiency

JUBA: A team from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) concluded its visit to South Sudan on Friday to assess humanitarian needs following recent floods.
During the visit, the team made an aerial inspection tour of a number of areas, including Bor, Gli, Mar, Paleo, Wernol, Banyakur, Bookta, Champy and others, that were completely submerged by the floods.
The extent of the impact of the floods on the population was assessed with the participation of officials from South Sudan represented by the minister of water and environment, the minister of sports and youth, and an official from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.
Meanwhile, in Yemen, KSrelief continues to implement the Maharati Biyadi Project to improve the livelihoods of orphans and family breadwinners in the Marib governorate. In this context, 50 male and female beneficiaries receive training of over 80 hours, in modern agricultural methods and methods of developing livestock to continue producing food with high efficiency.