Saudi Arabia announces 30 more deaths from COVID-19

Saudi Arabia announced 30 more deaths from the novel coronavirus COVID-19 on Wednesday and 2,171 new cases of the disease. (SPA)
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Updated 03 June 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 30 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The health ministry announced the recovery of 2,369 more patients
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom stands at 68,159

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 30 more deaths from the novel coronavirus COVID-19 on Wednesday and 2,171 new cases of the disease.
Of the new cases, 683 were recorded in Riyadh, 418 in Jeddah, 279 in Makkah, 167 in Madinah and 133 in Dammam.
The health ministry also announced the recovery of 2,369 more patients, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 68,159.
A total of 579 people have died from the disease in the Kingdom so far.


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.