Saudi heath ministry reports 12 new coronavirus deaths

Saudi heath ministry reports 12 new coronavirus deaths
A Saudi woman shops at a store at the Panorama Mall in the capital Riyadh on May 22, 2020, as Muslims prepare to celebrate the upcoming Eid al-Fitr, that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. (AFP)
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Updated 27 May 2020

Saudi heath ministry reports 12 new coronavirus deaths

Saudi heath ministry reports 12 new coronavirus deaths
  • The new cases have raised the total number to 76,726
  • The ministry urged people to respect social distancing

JEDDAH: Twelve new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) deaths were recorded in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, raising the overall toll to 411.

The latest fatalities, announced by the Ministry of Health, involved three Saudis and nine expats, aged between 45 and 76, from Makkah, Taif, Madinah, Jeddah, and Dammam. All of them suffered from chronic diseases.

Ministry spokesman, Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly, said another 1,931 COVID-19 cases were reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total number to 76,726, of which 27,865 were active cases and 397 of them were in critical condition.

Al-Aly said that active cases had dropped while there had been 2,782 new recoveries, taking the total number of recovered cases to 48,450.

He added that 16,664 new screening tests had been conducted, taking the total number of tests in the Kingdom to 738,743.


Cabinet reaffirms Saudi commitment to Yemen security, development

Updated 02 December 2020

Cabinet reaffirms Saudi commitment to Yemen security, development

Cabinet reaffirms Saudi commitment to Yemen security, development

NEOM: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday reaffirmed its keenness on achieving security and development for the people of Yemen.
The Cabinet urged moving forward to implement the Riyadh Agreement to promote peace and stability, through a a comprehensive political solution.
The Cabinet also addressed the recently announced Digital Cooperation Organization, which sees Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and Pakistan participating in the initiative.
The agreement aims to strengthen cooperation across all innovation-driven areas and accelerate the growth of the digital economy.
The ministers also reviewed efforts to uproot corruption in the Kingdom, highlighting an agreement co-signed by the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to carry out the Riyadh Initiative, aiming at consolidating international cooperation among law-enforcing agencies relating to fighting corruption.
At the session, which was chaired virtually by King Salman because of the pandemic, the Kingdom reiterated its denunciation of the terrorist attack that targeted civilians in Nigeria. The attack, near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, left over 40 people dead over the weekend.
The Cabinet reaffirmed the Kingdom’s stand along the side of Nigeria against such heinous acts which target lives of the innocents and destabilize security and stability, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.
The government also authorized the interior minister to sign a MoU with the UK’s Home Office on cooperation in the field of civil defense and civil protection.
The Cabinet also authorized the Board of Directors of the Communications and Information Technology Commission to hold public auctions for the frequency spectrum for commercial purposes.
The ministers also approved the Juvenile Law and the Chambers of Commerce Law.