Governor of Saudi Arabia's Qassim province reviews coronavirus measures

Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal on Tuesday chaired an online meeting to discuss COVID-19 precautions following easing of restrictions. (SPA)
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Updated 03 June 2020

Governor of Saudi Arabia's Qassim province reviews coronavirus measures

RIYADH: Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal on Tuesday reviewed the measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) taken in the wake of easing of restrictions.

He reviewed reports about the measures taken during the complete lockdown and the availability of food and essential commodities.

The governor was briefed about the steps taken to ensure safety of the public and measures against profiteering and hoarding of food items.

Prince Faisal praised the efforts of all government bodies and the Supreme Committee for Emergency for ensuring safety of people in the region.

The committee also briefed the governor about steps taken to ensure online payment methods.

The governor also lauded the level of cooperation that the people had extended to the authorities during this difficult phase.


Saudi Health Ministry announces 1,257 new coronavirus cases

Updated 10 August 2020

Saudi Health Ministry announces 1,257 new coronavirus cases

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,257 new coronavirus cases and 32 new fatalities from the disease.

The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 289,947. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 3,199. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 88 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 65 reported in Dammam and 63 in al-Hafouf.

There have been a further 1,439 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 253,478