Jeddah tests over 100,000 laborers for COVID-19

Along with testing, inspections have been carried out in a total of 591 buildings in which the laborers are living. (SPA)
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Updated 28 May 2020

Jeddah tests over 100,000 laborers for COVID-19

JEDDAH: More than 108,000 laborers in Jeddah have been tested for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) the city’s Labor Housing Committee has announced.

Alongside the testing, inspections have been carried out in a total of 591 buildings in which the laborers are living to verify compliance with precautionary measures, the committee said.  

Meanwhile, Al-Jouf municipality has fined more than 200 delivery workers and issued 600 warnings for safety violations including not wearing gloves and/or masks, having no sanitizers in vehicles, a lack of cleanliness, and a lack of medical certificates for workers.  


COVID-19 claims 42 more lives in Saudi Arabia

Updated 12 July 2020

COVID-19 claims 42 more lives in Saudi Arabia

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 167,138
  • A total of 2,223 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 42 more deaths from COVID-19 and 2,779 new confirmed cases of the disease on Sunday.
Of the new cases, 247 were recorded in Riyadh, 191 in Jeddah, 164 in Hufof, 157 in Dammam and 157 in Makkah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 167,138 after 1,742 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 2,223 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.