Number of COVID-19 recoveries in Saudi Arabia reaches 64,306

Mask-clad men wait outside a shop in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on May 31, 2020 as lockdown measures are eased amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (AFP)
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Updated 02 June 2020

Number of COVID-19 recoveries in Saudi Arabia reaches 64,306

  • The total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom so far has reached 87,142
  • A total of 525 people have died from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: With 1,881 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the total number of cases in the Kingdom has reached 87,412 on Monday.
The Saudi Health Ministry said there are currently 22,311 active cases in the Kingdom.
Officials announced that 1,864 patients had recently recovered from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 64,306.
Saudi Arabia has so far conducted 838,623 tests for COVID-19. On Monday, 22 deaths were reported raising the toll due to COVID-19 to 525.

Sign language service
The Saudi Ministry of Health has launched the first phase of a new sign language interpretation service at its 937 call center.
The Ishara (meaning sign) mobile app is dedicated to deaf and hearing-impaired people and is aimed at improving their access to the center’s services. It is available free of charge via Apple Store and Google Play.

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• Saudi Arabia on Monday recorded 22 new virus-related deaths

• With 1,881 new cases, the total number of infections has reached 87,142 people.

The current phase of the initiative includes 24-hour general inquiry services, booking of appointments at health care facilities, and medical consultations.
The app introduces the interpreter as a third party or mediator between the center’s phone operator and the app user. They are required to interpret the sign language into spoken Arabic language and vice versa.
The scheme is part of the ministry’s drive to ensure its services are accessible to all segments of society. The app has been provided by Elm Co. in partnership with the public, private and nonprofit sectors.


Saudi Arabia opens world’s largest camel hospital

Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal, left, during a briefing on the world’s largest camel hospital that he inaugurated in Buraidah on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 07 July 2020

Saudi Arabia opens world’s largest camel hospital

  • The emir also toured sheds spread over a large area which can accommodate 4,000 riding camels at the same time

Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal on Sunday inaugurated the world’s biggest camel hospital in Buraidah. The Salam Veterinary Hospital will also have a modern research facility to diagnose diseases related to camels.
The governor said the project worth SR100 million is a national achievement and it will help enhance veterinary facilities in the Kingdom.
Prince Faisal toured the facility’s specialized central laboratories equipped with modern devices to conduct over 160 different types of analyses.
The emir also toured sheds spread over a large area which can accommodate  4,000 riding camels at the same time.
He was briefed on the model for the young camels unit, the ICU, CT scan unit, and the surgical theaters. The hospital is constructed on an area of 70,000 sq. meters.
Among the goals for establishing the hospital is to bring about a shift in embryology and the traditional fertilization process of camels, whose age ranges between 25 to 30 years. At present, they produce seven young camels per season. Additionally, the hospital will contribute to raising the rate of fetal production in camels from 100 fetuses to 700.