Saudi Red Crescent Authority trains 500,000 to fight coronavirus

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Updated 04 June 2020

Saudi Red Crescent Authority trains 500,000 to fight coronavirus

The Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) has organized 11 remote training courses for over 500,000 trainees across the Kingdom during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

The courses include emergency programs such as infection control, disaster and crisis management, first aid and health safety for frontline workers. The number of the trainees exceeded 240,000 in May. Over 40,000 completed the infection control program, about 39,000 accomplished the disaster and crisis management course and almost 68,000 trainees finished the Prince Naif first aid program.

The goal is to reduce the spread of infection and raise the readiness of health personnel working in the frontlines under the slogan “We Strive to Save Lives.”


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