Saudi Arabia’s Monshaat holds online sessions to support SMEs during pandemic

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Updated 05 May 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Monshaat holds online sessions to support SMEs during pandemic

  • The session discussed the growth of the e-commerce market in Saudi Arabia and Monshaat’s contribution to support e-commerce and its role in supporting SMEs electronically during the crisis

RIYADH: The General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises (Monshaat) on Monday said that viewership of the virtual sessions it has organized to promote e-commerce and discuss ways to promote entrepreneurs has reached 1.14 million.
The authority has organized 10 sessions covering different topics to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and ways to boost digital transformation in the Kingdom.
So far four sessions have taken place. These virtual sessions aim to keep SMEs afloat using digital apps during the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
The fourth session held on Sunday discussed ways to emerge from the ongoing health crisis with minimum damage.
The session titled “E-commerce and applications to support SMEs” discussed the role of Monshaat in activating the infrastructure to support applications and partnerships with the private sector.  
The session also discussed the growth of the e-commerce market in Saudi Arabia and Monshaat’s contribution to support e-commerce and its role in supporting SMEs electronically during the crisis.


Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 14 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 262,959
  • A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 35 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,383 new cases of the disease on Friday.

Of the new cases, 81 were recorded in Makkah, 77 in Hail, 69 in Jeddah and 63 in Riyadh.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 262,959 after 2,566 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

On Thursday, the health ministry announced Saudi Arabia had conducted more than 4 million COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests since the beginning of the outbreak.