Saudi Arabia announces 355 new cases of coronavirus

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An aerial view shows deserted roads in the Saudi holy city of Makkah on April 8, 2020, during the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis. (AFP)
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Updated 09 April 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 355 new cases of coronavirus

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom stands at 666 cases after it was announced that 35 more patients have recovered from coronavirus

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 355 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday bringing the total number of cases in the Kingdom to 3,287.
The new cases refer to those that have been reported during the last 24 hours.


Of the new cases, 89 were recorded in Madinah, 83 in Riyadh, 78 in Makkah and 45 in Jeddah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom stands at 666 cases after it was announced that 35 more patients have recovered from coronavirus.

 


Saudi Arabia’s ‘Awdah’ initiative helps over 12,790 expats return home

Updated 04 June 2020

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Awdah’ initiative helps over 12,790 expats return home

  • Residents with exit and re-entry visas, final exit visas and individuals with visit visas are eligible for the service
  • People can register through the Absher platform

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s initiative Awdah helped 12,798 expatriates return home amid the coronavirus travel bans, state news agency SPA reported.
The program, which means return in Arabic, was launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help stranded expats return to their home countries and received a total of 178,452 individual registrations between April 22 to June 3. Only those whose countries have agreed to receive them have been flown out.
Residents with exit and re-entry visas, final exit visas and individuals with visit visas are eligible for the service.
To register, a person must use the Absher platform to provide residency number, date of birth, phone number, city of departure and name of airport at home country, the report added.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, the General Authority of Civil Aviation and other governmental organizations are working together to help stranded expats return home.